I guess for every writer there will be a moment when your writing actually comes full circle. A moment when you realize that slaving away at your computer for nights on end actually matters. And that’s exactly what When Pens Collide did for me. Some writers have a high horse and I don’t. At all. I write and I know I have a talent for writing, but I pretty much have no qualms about giving other writers props and often thinking they write better than me. Ha! But on a Saturday afternoon, in the chilly art studio of Ron Draper in the Bronx – I knew that, that I knew, my writing had purpose.
I saw Natelegé tweet this and what echoed loudly was the safe space to BE. See one thing I seem to observe about women of color is this feeling that we always have to be on, strong, and ready for whatever it is that may come our way. But the reality is, black women are looking for spaces to BE. That’s exactly what Erica of Everything ENJ created at the What Binds Us Together Brunch in New York on August 15th.