Award Winning Writer and Educator
The chicanery at my job is at an all-time high. You may be thinking, “But Akilah, how is that so when you’re not even at work and on sabbatical? And why chicanery and not shenanigans or tomfoolery?” I’m so glad you asked.
A lot has happened since my last, non strictly a reading update post, so here is a catch-up post in list form, mostly about hanging with friends.
It’s been so long since my last update because I have been traveling a ton, so this will be strictly a book update. To the books!
I have a paid WordPress account, which renews soon (or expires soon, given your outlook) so I have spent the past two days looking over the features of the different accounts because I have been thinking of upgrading, and y’all. Y’all. WordPress has really stepped their game up! There
My Joshua Tree residency is officially over today, which means I’m headed back home. I had plans to go to the park last week because the weather was supposed to break, but I had a family issue to deal with so plans got disrupted because I had to take
As part of my time at Joshua Tree, I am doing some genealogical research, specifically looking into Native American and African American traditions and how they overlap. My first stop was Wind Walkers Medicine Wheel, which offers several options for engaging with Indigenous spiritual traditions, including the medicine wheel
This past week has been full of ups and downs which I haven’t even begun to process yet beyond what I finished reading, so this will be strictly a book update post. I’m still reading books on craft and rereading books that are similar to the project that I’m
I talked to my 86-year-old great-aunt yesterday who told me she was bored out of her mind two years ago, so she started taking a playwriting class and since then has written three plays and had two of them produced with the third debuting in November. Also, she’s going
I had so much to say that I’m making this a separate blog post and not just a Goodreads review, so let’s get into it. I’m actually glad I read the reviews for Everything’s Fine by Cecilia Rabess before writing mine because it’s a nice, current reminder that liberals
I am officially on sabbatical AND I somehow forgot to announce here on the blog that, as part of my sabbatical, I was chosen to be a Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Fellow! So I am writing this from Joshua Tree. Hello. I may have forgotten to announce it here