Through the publications of my books from Xavier Review Press and Lotus Press, I have been honored with the opportunity to share my work through public readings at universities, libraries, and independent bookstores. My journey as a Warrior Poet does not end at the closing of my books rather my sense of agency continues with sharing my words and thoughts in my voice to inspire the community to think critically about the salient, social matters of today.
Topics that inspire me
Race, gender, class, orientation, sex, ability, age, region, education, ethnicity, and culture vis-á-vis understanding how they all intersect and play an integral role in our lives. This is my passion. By connecting ourselves with these discussions, together we find answers of how to live openly with self-compassion, boundaries, empathy, authenticity, grit, and self-advocacy, which enables us to build safe spaces and community for others as well as ourselves.
Southern Methodist University’s Literary Festival
in association with The Writer’s Garret: “Troubling Accents.” Dallas, TX (25 March 2014).
University of Indianapolis
as part of the Kellogg Writers Series:
“Troubling Accents.” Indianapolis, IN (6 March 2014).
“Troubling Accents.” Co-sponsored by the Patricia Wismer Center for Gender, Justice, and Diversity and the Center for the Study of Justice in Society. Seattle, WA (28 February 2014).
University of West Georgia
“Troubling Accents.” Carrollton, GA (18 November 2013).
University of Texas
“Troubling Accents.” Dallas, TX (30 October 2013)
“Troubling Accents.” New Orleans, LA (23 September 2013).
Texas Christian University
as part of the Live Oak Reading Series: “Troubling Accents.” Fort Worth, TX (12 February 2014).
“Troubling Accents.” New Orleans, LA (26 September 2013).
Clark Atlanta University
“Troubling Accents.” Atlanta, GA (19 November 2013).
Hey my darlings,
I am a Mississippian — Writer, Poet, and Educator. My passion lies at the nexus of intersectionality, where I continuously learn and unlearn what makes us all human.