Virgin in Harlem

For the first time in my life, I feel like I am on the path to becoming all I've always wanted to be.  It hasn't come easy. It has taken so much work, including constant self-talk validating that I am good enough to live the life I have always dreamed of living. A few years ago, I wrote a poem about my journey.  It took me back to a time when I was a little girl in Queens, standing awkwardly beside my mother in moss green uniform tights and uneven box braids watching a couple walk through the streets of Harlem surrounded by light. The poem, titled Virgin in Harlem, was accepted for publication in a local literary magazine, The Little Patuxent Review. I read it at the launch earlier this month.  You can purchase a copy of the publication here. You can also see my reading of Virgin in Harlem at the LPR summer launch below. You guys... I was in such insanely dope company.  It is definitely worth the purchase.  Big thank you to the folks at LPR for having me. I'm so humbled and honored.

Love and Light,


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