In this piece, I stumble across the wonders of natural hair and after, try to convince my mother to let me go natural.
Black Art & Writing: A Story Collection
I see myself I am mesmerized by my power. Emmanuella My name means God is with us I will not fail I see my cocoa-colored skin My delicate dark brown eyes The first to go to college in my family. The first published writer. I am taking my place in history Like women who have done it before me Like all the girls like me Whose skin is as dark and beautiful as night. –Mentee Emmanuella Agyemang
I’ve got a lot of opinions, and I want to speak out. Still, I struggle to deal with doubts, to find the right words, to steel myself for the comments from those who disagree.
A poetic piece revolving around the misconstrued perceptions of what it truly means to be an African American living in modern day society.
This piece explores how film can help us think more deeply about our choices in life.
Validation explores a love-hate intimate relationship that battles with self-love.
Poetic Pillars is a collection of poetry encompassing such themes as identity, mental health, family, heritage and love that serve as moments of self-reflection and appreciation of our individual and shared experiences.
In this piece you are about to read, I am telling you more about who I am and exploring all the layers of my identity. I use the words “I am” to highlight the different places, physical and emotional, that have made me who I am today.
In honor of Black History Month, I have written a piece that reflects on everyday reminders of slavery. I draw an unconventional parallel between my life and the experience of an enslaved woman.
A young girl born to immigrant parents trying to fit into American society. She realizes that she is uncomfortable with herself and the nation.
Subconscious writes a letter to assure Natalie of the doubts she has about her self-worth.
“palatable” is a product of my experiences as a young black girl at a predominantly white school. Particularly, it’s my examination of the concept of palatability, and what it means to prepare yourself for consumption.
This poem is a love letter to myself.
My Mother’s Allegiance focuses on the essential factors that encouraged my mother to flee to America, and the assimilation and racism often present in the experiences of an immigrant.
This piece was inspired by one of my favorite books, Between the World and Me. Everyone should read this book and these writers.
This poem is about the African diaspora and the struggles and experiences of being a Black woman.