I am so happy I am working at my alma mater as a Mentor.

I am happy to be able to help my Mentees. Some of them are African American and I work at Mercer. I try to be helpful to all of my Mentees. Some of them are Caucasian and others are Hispanic. They are all very nice and I have been able to connect with almost all of them. Sometimes when I meet a new Mentee at the beginning of the semester I introduce myself to them to familiarize myself with their names as well.

African American authors including myself have our literary giants to thank! We need to remember that we have African American Literature,Caribbean Literature and African American Woman Writers.

Other ethnic groups have not come as far we, African Americans, have in terms of publishing books in poetry, memoir and fiction. Asians have not come as far as us and Hispanics haven’t either. Indians are starting to create a small presence in book publishing. Books written by multiracial authors that may not define as one race or another are doing well too. I think that’s cool too.

Just when I thought life would have taught me to shoot lower or feel less than others something altogether different happened…

I kept having access to opportunities that were so great I almost couldn’t believe all of it was for me. I feel like nothing adversely affected my life. I love my life. I haveĀ  a good life! Having a mental illness is hard though and it’s stressful.