History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

– Maya Angelou, Author

I’m Kristina Brooke Daniele, a Black-American, homeschooling, inter-racially married, mom to a teen child. We said farewell to New York on Christmas 2012 to relocate to Arizona’s West Valley after feeling like NY had given us the best of its apple.

I am the author of a Gather the Wind Zine, an effort to kick perfection-paralysis in the arse. I am also a writer for Woo Jr, and a Happiness Engineer for Automattic, Inc. I have been (and sometimes still am) an entrepreneur, a web designer, a social media consultant, a Tarot Interpreter, and a lover or most things blue, yellow, and green.

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i wandered, lost: poems

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We are all looking for something- for love, acceptance, peace, understanding, for truth, and escape. “i wandered, lost,” a collection of poetry,” aptly conveys the rush of emotions accompanying growth. These poems are for those who struggle to see beauty in the darkness; who have learned to stand tall under the weight of self-doubt. Kristina Brooke Daniele brings you on a journey that will leave you nodding, crying, smiling, and looking forward to the future.