Thoughts About Self Care and Competition

A friend recently asked me "how often do you write?" To which I responded, "not enough." We'd been talking about how everyone everyone has been a little obsessed with Lady Gaga at some point. He mentioned that he liked how she's unobjectively herself. I mentioned that I really appreciate that she's learned how to be … Continue reading Thoughts About Self Care and Competition

Slam Poems I’d Recommend to Anyone

I competed in poetry slams in high school. I went to club every Thursday and wrote new pieces. I went to slams almost every Tuesday. I became very, very attached to this style of writing. I reconnected this summer with a friend I competed with and she sent me her list of favorite poems. A … Continue reading Slam Poems I’d Recommend to Anyone

Celebrating Langston Hughes

Today is February first. Not only does today mark the beginning of Black History Month, it's the birthday of one of America's celebrated writers: Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Hughes first started writing poetry while living with his grandmother in Lincoln, Illinois and published his first book of poetry, … Continue reading Celebrating Langston Hughes

The Cursed Child? More Like the Cursed Play

The title says it all - the new play based off J.K. Rowling's writings must be doomed! I'm just kidding. Many of you know I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and when I heard about the makings of a new play featuring the Big HP's kiddo I was ecstatic. Like sharing multiple statuses and videos on … Continue reading The Cursed Child? More Like the Cursed Play