Interview with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah of African Women's Development Fund ******* NS: How did your journey as a writer start? K.D.Y: I started scribbling on pieces of paper at around age 8 or 9 after my abuse. I think it was a way to deal with the chaos in my head and body. I continued with … Continue reading An Interview I Gave
Scotch Bonnets are some of the world's hottest peppers. They rank anywhere from 100000-350000 on the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) scale. This is a measure of how hot a chili pepper is (or for that matter, anything derived from a chili pepper). The scale is named after Wilbur Scoville who developed the test in 1912. Your … Continue reading Scotch Bonnets Are Not for the Faint-Hearted (Spoonwiz)
It's been 5 weeks to the hour Most Mondays I feel Lethargic all day Headaches and body aches I can't explain I can't sleep most Mondays Because I don't want to Wake to that fateful call I don't want to come collect your Limp body from the third hospital That did not have a bed … Continue reading 5 WEEKS TO THE HOUR
Today, I silently give thanks for having you in my life. Today, I grieve you and quietly praise Yemaya for you being intimately mine for a time. Today, I became the invisible widow.
I put the key in the door. All these thoughts vanished as I quietly pushed open the door. She lay curled up on the 3-cushion, well-loved, black leather couch I had inherited from Craigslist. Her spindle-curled locs lay scattered around her head, slightly concealing her face and caressing her cheeks. Both arms were folded at the elbow in a prayer pose, supporting her sleeping head. I had only seen pictures and images from our Skype conversations. I wished she would stir so I could see her beautiful face. Two suitcases stood guard over her sleeping body. Despite all admonitions to pack light, here she was with luggage to last her for a couple months instead of the one-week trial we had agreed upon.