The “Gather the Wind” Zine is my effort to focus on my creative writing. I have wanted to be a published author ever since I was a child but perfectionism has kept me frozen. Nothing is ever finished or good enough for me to publish. In fact, while I have had many personal essays published,… Continue reading Gather the Wind Zine
This guide is for parents who want to teach their children about Black-Americans outside of slavery. While I firmly believe that Black/African-American History IS American History, I also recognize that many people do not understand that Black Americans are the backbone of our society in many ways. Available on Teachers Pay Teachers for free, this… Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Contributions of Black American’s Outside of Slavery
When I was 20 weeks pregnant, my fiancé and I, at my impatient mother’s urging, abandoned our plans to wed the following fall and headed for a whirlwind wedding in Las Vegas. Instead, we discovered an overwhelming ache and fear that we carry with us still. My pregnancy was plagued with hyperemesis- severe nausea and… Continue reading Heartbreak in Las Vegas*
A personal essay on how my family anchor's me during my battle with depression
*This is excerpt is from an interview that author Faye McCray conducted with me back in 2016.