"Aaaaahh!" Screamed IContinue reading “Invitation”
For my hopes set high
A strangerContinue reading “Close Knit”
In a familiar place
Yet a mere observer
To the events unfolding before me
As if I'm in a episode
But a thick glass
A looking glass
Separates me from the action
Life flowing before me
Ephram could not help but think of Ruby. She entered him like a taste at the back of his throat—the memory of his mama’s peach cobbler.Ruby, Cynthia Bond. Book 3 Ch. 23.
Ruby by Cynthia Bond, a tale that, at most times, seamlessly weaves fiction and bits of non-fiction throughout most of the story. My daddy recommended this book to me and I later found out, after I finished the book, he had never read it!Continue reading “Ruby Book Review”
“It’s not a diary! It’s a journal — they’re different!” I used to say in response to questions about my journal. In a way, I’m right. It’s all about perspective.
There are different types of journal keeping, like bullet, dream, and travel journals. Some may even share a journal and exchange it each time they see each other, maybe building on a collaborative story.Continue reading “Benefits of Keeping a Journal”
Starting off, I am not LGBTQ, but I do support the self expression of all and having a space where you can be comfortable in your individuality. I say, let people love who they want to love!
I’ve always wanted to experience a PRIDE parade, but my mother didn’t know that. At least not until the day of the parade on September 16, 2018.Continue reading “PRIDE Parades”
by Taiwo Akorede
This month’s featured writer is my friend, Taiwo! Below you can read his article, Moving With the Change, and a bit more about him.
Taiwo Akorede, popularly know as TAAG, is from Lagos, Nigeria – a western part of Africa. He is a youth orientalist, societal enthusiast, motivational speaker, and a passionate writer with a compound philosophy of promoting intellectuals and reputable individuals unto honor that will suffice the development of resourceful leader for a better environment. Taiwo signifies to be a symbol of hope and an identity of motivation.
TAAG is the convener and founding president of “Foundation for Aspiring Youths in Ethical Leadership” (FYL). It is a non-profit making organization established in Nigeria in 2016 with the vision of creating a better generation of youths with sound leadership values and orientations. FYL has trained over 1,000 young people within a year.
He is an award winning motivational speaker; accomplished and energetic in impacting lives, and content development. He is a passionate volunteer with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. TAAG is the author of, “The Green Light.” He is a friendly and enthusiastic individual.
He is presently a Business major at North Lake College.
Falling soundlessly on the ground
Light and quiet
Loose and aimless
No worries, no pressure, no care
I took 2 writing intensive classes this spring semester, but that was only the tip of my iceberg. Each task, both inside and outside of class, provided me the growth I didn’t know I needed. And for that… I’m grateful.
8 essays in a 16-week semester plus pre-writing activities every week. 90 percent of those essays were about Oedipus Rex. Add that to writing assignments for 3 other classes and I was drowning! It was the most writing I’d ever have to endure. Talk about stresssssed. Haha…what a surprise I was in for.Continue reading “The Most Writing I’ve Ever Done”
My dreams are coming true! But not without hard work and determination. A few months ago, I started an internship as a writer for the college website College Xpress.
I sent my first post, “5 Things I Learned My Last Year at Community College,” in March. My editor loved the idea, and apparently, she wasn’t the only one. A month later, she sent me an email that the editorial team would like to feature my article in the magazine, Transfer Colleges and Universities, later this year! I was floored.
So that’s it! My first blog post for my internship, soon to be published in a national magazine, is now available in blog form. I am so excited to share this with everyone I know because it’s a milestone in my career path toward print journalism. Link below!!