Creative Writing is the artistic expression of a collection of genres from poetry, fiction, short stories, and more. Creative Writing as many of you may know has been my passion since I was eight. This has been a lifelong passion of mine and the catalyst to me graduating from UC Davis with my Bachelors in English (includes my Creative Writing emphasis). Creative Writing 101 is an online course that will be launching this Saturday on April 1st! This two hour online course will be held on zoom for the first time. I am so excited because this course is my baby. I have been wanting to do a course for a long time, but I was not sure how to do it. Danielle's course pushed me to make the move. I look forward to meeting a small intimate group of people and discussing the art of writing. My goal is to help people take control and see the power of their narrative. Too often society makes up one for us, especially people of color. The purpose of this course is to teach the importance of storytelling and how it proves useful in daily life.
A month ago, was the birthday for The Journeyverse. My baby is officially one year old. I have never been so excited. I feel like a real mother building a brand, business, and exercising a skill or turning your craft into a work of passion takes time. I am glad that I have continued to stick with it no matter how much life gets in the way or how busy I get I live and breathe for the success of The Journeyverse. I am aware I have a lot of content to put out and I promise to release stuff on a more consistent basis. I have had a lot of life changes at the moment from wearing many hats, carving out my own life path, and elevating in all aspects of my life. No matter what life throws out me rest assured The Journeyverse is here to stay…for good!
According to Oxford Languages, Journey in its most basic context means, "an act of traveling from one place to another." The one that really resonates with me most is Oxford's second definition, "a long and often difficult process of personal change [or] development." I know this to be the truth because my mother confirmed it and well, I am living it.
We all come in different packages, stories, styles, and everything else. Yet, the one thing that unites us is our passion for our art. J Free, is a twenty-seven year old writer from Sacramento with raw, unfiltered, and unforgettable content that is Good Enough?!. I have been following his work for less than a year and he continues to surprise me with each piece, the next is always better than the last.
I would be remiss if I did not kick Black History Month off with someone that is not only influential to me, but influential to the culture in more ways than one. Sister Souljah is more than just the writer who changed my life, but she is an activist, public speaker, musician (one and only lady of Public Enemy), and film producer.