I was honored this month to be asked to participate in the inaugural #31DaysIBPOC Blog Challenge, a month-long movement to feature the voices of Indigenous and teachers of color as writers and scholars.
I thought hard about what I wanted to say and decided on sharing about my identity as a Black woman navigating two predominately white spaces, in education and publishing.
Here is my post on Teaching and Writing in the Intersection.
This spring, I attended the Kweli Color of Children's Literature Conference for the third time. Kweli is a conference for writers and illustrators who identify as Indigenous or as people of color. It is organized by Kweli Journal and its founder Laura Pegram.
Everything about Kweli is joyous and rejuvenating. This year, I submitted a manuscript for critique and not only received wonderful feedback, but my manuscript was selected for the Kweli/SCBWI Emerging Talent Award. The award includes an all expenses paid scholarship to the 2019 SCBWI Summer Conference in LA! I'm honored to have been selected for this award and looking forward to learning at the summer conference in LA.
Here is a blog post I wrote for Kweli about my conference experience on Craft, Community, and Love.
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