My mom the wannabe writer and me…

the poet, memoirist, blogger and aspiring children’s book author. I was in my parent’s beautiful spacious master bedroom and I saw my mom lying across the bed with a copy of a novel by Black woman writer Octavia Butler. Octavia Butler as far as I know writes Science Fiction. She may write in other genres. I thought there’s my Hunter College CUNY educated mother who took a Writing course at NYU my dream school. She is holding a book by an actual Black woman writer Octavia Butler author of Kindred. I thought of my memoir teacher Edvige Giunta and how she told me she thought Jamaica Kincaid would be a good model author for me. Jamaica Kincaid writes beautiful prose and it is her own writing. I love it! I am a poet, a memoir writer, a blogger and an aspiring children’s author.

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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 36-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!

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