2 or 3 things I know #mondayblogs #blacklivesmatter #bechdel

Evolution or revolution. One or both of these things has to happen. If it’s evolution, please may we all experience enlightenment now? If it’s revolution, please may it be non-violent? Alison Bechdel made a test for movies (and other stuff, I’m guessing): if there are women in the movie, they need to have a scene […]

ELLA BAKER PLAY #mondayblogs #amwriting #newplay #blacklivesmatter

I’m still in the research phase of writing my new play about Ella Baker, civil rights activist. I have started writing it on Scrivener (where I write everything these days), making notes, deciding on characters, determining just what will be the story. Entire books have been written about this woman and her activism, so choosing […]

REMEMBRANCE #mondayblogs #amwriting #poetry #hiroshima #nagasaki #blacklivesmatter

These past few days have been filled with remembrance for me. I’ve been reading and writing about the A-bomb, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Also yesterday was the one year anniversary of the death of Mike Brown and the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement. During the protests yesterday, there was another shooting. There are more protests […]

ELLA BAKER #mondayblogs #newplay #amwriting #blacklivesmatter

The new play I’m working on is about Miss Ella Baker, the civil rights leader of the sixties, a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and a leader in the NAACP, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She was among the group who joined with CORE to orgainze […]