Ma'Khia Bryant was a child. Full stop.
Culture

Ma’Khia Bryant Was a Child. Full Stop.

On April 20th, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts for George Floyd’s death. Just as the verdict was on the verge of being announced, a police officer in Columbus, Ohio shot and killed a sixteen year old Black girl named Ma’Khia Bryant.  I first learned about Ma’Khia Bryant while I was scrolling on …

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dreaming, peace
Culture

A Nightmare and a Dream

I started writing this as prose and then it shifted to a poem. I’m nearing the final weeks of a pretty hellish school year, working on book things, and just trying to keep it together. And this week? This week is strange. I truly don’t know any other way to describe this bitter fruit that …

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Haitian epis, epis, scallions or green onions used to make epis
Culture

Haitian Food: How to Make Epis

If you ask any Haitian cook what is the most important part of creating an authentic Haitian meal they’ll immediately reply: epis. Epis is used as the base for many delicious meals and without it your dish will be missing the je ne sais quoi (or should I say mwen pa konnen) that gives Haitian …

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elevator pitch
Career

How To Create An Elevator Pitch For Your Book

You’ve done the unimaginable and you’ve written your first book. And now it’s going to be published. Amazing! Or maybe you’ve even written a few, but when it comes time to gas yourself up and talk about your new creation, you don’t exactly feel comfortable. Fumbling over your words when someone inevitably asks you what …

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