Fam, I’ve done done it again…I’ve published another essay. 🙂 This one’s sharing my truth about why I’m so committed to teaching creative writing to girls in prison.
Good news, Fam! My new creative non-fiction essay about my mother – who is a cancer survivor and my shero – has just been published!
This week, I began my third semester at Pasadena City College (the alma mater of my shero Octavia Butler, by the way) and I’m slowly forging a path towards my goal to earn a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics at the University of Southern California!
Hey, Fam! Check out a my interview with my wonderful friend and “Address: House of Corrections” editor, Rachel McLeod Kaminer, published today in #EntropyMagazine.
Fam, I been doing this writing thang for a minute. And every time I think I know what I’m doing … I always get schooled.
While we were rehearsing my scene #renaissancecity last night, Ryeal jump back into filmmaker mode and started recording. Thanx to him, I can offer yaw a sneak peek of what you have a chance to see tomorrow and Saturday night in #EnoughIsEnough.
Fam! There are just FOUR days until I stage my scene, #renaissancecity again!
Fam, my headline says it all. #AntonioLyons #NoraHawari and #MichaelOosterom are the BEST gift I could EVER get as a writer-director.
GM, Fam! I should be asleep, but I can’t, because I am so excited!
Today, instead of complaining about smaller size of my inauguration crowd…I mean, supporters…I want you to know how GRATEFUL I am to yaw for hanging in there with me.
GM, Fam! Not sure what time it is where you are, but here’s it’s 5:30 in the morning. That’s pretty damn early for me, but I can’t sleep, because my mind is still racing from my final edit session with Rachel.
It’s almost noon here in Pasadena and already 2017 is off to a great start. And you all have something to do what that. 🙂
Just delivered the manuscript of each book to my editor, Rachel, and once she takes her red pen to it and gets it back to me, I’m on my way to publishing!
Just had a lunch meeting with Rachel re: our editing plan for rebirthing “Address: House of Corrections” and I am so psyched!
I want to share the final tally from my first round of edits with all of you.
Can ya believe it, Fam?! I finished my first round of edits of “A: HC!”
Happy Thursday, Fam. Just dropping off my weekly update on how my “A:HC” edit is coming. I’m closing in on the final chapters. Only 20 more to go! 🙂
I know progress can sometimes feel like watching paint dry, but I think it’s important to celebrate steps along the journey, not just the finish line.
I am making hellafied progress chopping down my novel, “Address: House of Corrections.”
I’ve got some good news to report.:)
On the run today, but HAD to share these sage words from Spike Lee….
Don’t know if mercury is retrograde or what, but I’ve been the guest of honor at a pity party for the past couple of days.
Lawd Jesus! This has been a rough week. And it’s only Wednesday! LOL!
Fam, I saw history last night.
I was gonna write — It’s Wednesday again and Lawd knows I don’t feel like being bothered — but that would have been too long. LOL!
Was drawn to post this reminder to myself as my testimonie for you. Hope it helps. 🙂
I stumbled upon this quote from #ThePurpleOne, reminding me that life is a gift….
If you were feeling some kinda way about career choices you may or may not have made like I was this past weekend, maybe this will speak to you. LOL!
“First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable.” ~ Octavia Butler
This one is really speaking to me today. Hope it gives you a nudge and resonates with you, too. 🙂
Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present The FINALE of our #EarMovie “Address: House of Corrections!” #DropTheMic Subscribe to hear it on Patreon!
Fam, get ready! Only 1 Day to the FINALE of our #EarMovie “Address: House of Corrections” TOMORROW!
Joy, Toby, Tangie, Cheryl, Carl, Quincy, Taji and Scott had a ball bringing my novel-inspired to life and I’m sharing the blooper reel today as proof.
There’s nothing more creative than using what you got to help those around you in need. You do that and your efforts will always be blessed. Trust.
Fam, this is it! Just 2 DAYS until the 2 EPISODE Finale of our #EarMovie, “Address: House of Corrections!” Check out this preview!
Dora and Excellent both love Merry and Johnson. But what the hell love got to do with it?
As May draws to a close, I’m reminded to keep growing.
“Address: House of Corrections” – our little #EarMovie that could – will be coming to a close next week. Subscribe to catch up and enjoy the last week of the ride!
Fam, Merry knows she has to answer for disobeying her momma…But she didn’t expect this answer.
Fam, I can’t lie — As a writer, I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with directing.
Hip Hop and Hijabs. If ever there were two things that should NEVER go together , it’s these two, right?
WTH did that white mail clerk just call Merry’s momma?!
Funny how a friend inspired my note to self last week and now another friend inspired this one.
#MakeBelievers EPs 4-6 of our #EarMovie “Address: House of Corrections” are LIVE on my Patreon page!
Treat yourself to a behind-the-scenes view of my extraordinary ladies of A:HC at work!
I’m so excited to introduce you to the ladies of “Address: House of Corrections,” that I’m almost tempted to leak the tomorrow’s episode of our Making Of today. LOL!
As a #MakeBeliever, I’m always looking for ways to use my art and platform to help others. This inspiring talk from conceptual artist and TED Fellow Sanford Biggers does just that.
In the spirit of Netflx — I’m offering a special reward of 3 “Address: House of Corrections” episodes for $3!
Mr. Sammy’s on a tear and Lord only knows where that leaves Merry and Johnson.
To show my gratitude to my Patreon subscribers, I gave them one-of-a-kind rewards today. And I can do the same for you.