This day is powerful because my best friend asked me to contribute a work to her project. I started blogging 4 months before, and had published 4 books via Amazon with the decade old poems that I had (Love Songs Of The Unrequited, Volumes 1-3).
I had no idea how all this would shake out, or go forward. I was stepping into a place familiar and foreign.
I was asked to add my voice to something—and I was honored. The Awakenings Project was an incubator for me as an artist, space holder, platform builder and…griot.
That piece (FIRST, AWAKENINGS) gave the mantra: “I AM SHE, SHE ARE WE.
I consider this my spoken word birthday!
It was my introduction into a world I had dreamt of as a girl with the active imagination! It is a mixture of love, relief and power whenever I remember this night.
I am grateful to my best friend who believed more in me than the man whom wanted to spend his life with me. Who still does believe in me.
Thank you, Marissa.
Thank you, The Awakenings Project.