I am going to be reading a short book of about 82 pages that could be considered a novella by Kathryn Harrison called “the mother knot”. My goal for this semester is to write a rich 4,000-5,000 word final memoir about my relationship with my mother Shellon. Our relationship has changed a lot since my childhood, my adolescence even since my 20s. Since I turned 30 I began to feel good about myself as a black woman but my mother always told me I was “her beautiful daughter” or her “Esha”. My mom tells me of how proud she is of the woman I’ve become. My life is not perfect but I love my life. I can remember how when I was a little girl my mother took me to Kindergarten on the first day of school. Here I am about to graduate from college in August ’15. At family gatherings like funerals and weddings and barbeques my relatives that I had not seen in years always were shocked to see how grown a woman I am compared to the child they remember.
I am a Black Guyanese woman in my late 30s. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Sciences since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's writer course. I love reading memoirs and I do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents! View all posts by TheAyeshaSite