Category Archives: teen girls

On the surface, I’ve not given much thought to Rihanna’s “Man Down” and Beyonce’s Global Girl Power crusade. But as I gear up to start another summer of the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, I better spruce up on my … Continue reading

Culture, Ezili, Mythology, teen girls, Vodou

My daughter turns 8 today and she loves to read. I’d be remiss if I didn’t steer her towards the books that place the image of a “chocolaty” (her word), urban girl front and center of its story. Within the … Continue reading

books, teen girls, YA fiction

On Friday, October 29th, Haiti Cultural Exchange hosted An’n Pale (“let’s talk” in Kreyol)/Cafe Conversations at SHOP TALK ART in Fort Greene, Brooklyn where I discussed the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project and presented the culminating anthology. Poet Jennifer Celestin … Continue reading

Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, DAWP, Edwidge Danticat, Haiti, readings, teen girls

(originally posted on my Kickstarter page.) Well, it’s been two whole months since the culmination of DAWP in Brooklyn. The program was held in the Flatbush Branch Public Library starting on Tuesday, July 20th and ending on Thursday, August 13th. … Continue reading

Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, DAWP, teen girls
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Originally posted on June 25 on my Kickstarter project page. While FF volunteers and I were scheduling the workshops, I wasn’t aware of some of the pitfalls in planning an event for the evening. Bayyinah Bello had informed me that … Continue reading

DAWP, Haiti, teen girls