I can remember an older male friend of mine saying I was a nut and in the same sentence he said I actually got a B in one of my college classes that wasn’t an easy class. I remember him because he always calls me Black Beauty and he will often shout that Black is Beautiful. This is a 72 year old Italian man but he says these things. I have to admit it surprised me that he really liked me and saw me as a Black Beauty. I love knowing that. I even wrote a poem about him. I am big mama and he’s big daddy. At our New Year Eve party on December 31, 2016 Lou walked past me and I swear to God he asked me “what are you in third grade?” I had passed him and I was messing with a noise maker and wearing a New Year party hat. He asked that question for a good reason but still. At Lasley’s picnic he said I was psychotic. I see a psychiatrist but my mind plays weird tricks on me all the time.
I am a Black Guyanese woman in my 30s. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 41-credit Bachelor's 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