identity and the myth of reinvention

Dominican Writer Lauricely, JuJu, and I. July 30, 2014 @ 10:05 p.m. How do we define ourselves for ourselves? JuJu, my friend, sister, translator and fellow troublemaker in arms, and I have talked much about what comprises our own identities. She is Dominican-American. I am African-American, Gullah and Cherokee. We talk about our families, the food … Continue reading identity and the myth of reinvention

day one.

July 3, 2014 @ 10:47 p.m.For the past month, people who knew about my El Salvador-Dominican Republic-Haiti-Georgia-Vermont travel plans have asked me, “Are you excited?”Not exactly. Expectant felt more right and, in a way, I still am.I expect nothing to happen other than conversations, laughter, good food, stories and poems, but I want something more … Continue reading day one.