It's November, which means one thing for many writers...time for NaNoWrimo!
NaNoWrimo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an annual event where thousands of writers attempt the heroic feat of writing a novel of at least 50,000 words in just 30 days. This is my ninth year participating in NaNoWriMo and over the years I have "won" twice.
The following is a motivational letter I wrote for the NaNoWriMo Metrowest region (for writers living between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts). I hope it encourages others to tackle the page with enthusiasm this month! Good luck, Wrimos!
I'm honored once again to have been asked to participate in the #31DaysIBPOC Blog Challenge, a month-long movement to feature the voices of Indigenous, Black, and people of color as educators, writers and scholars.
With the effort of distance learning in the forefront of my brain, the idea of emotional labor resonated with me but not for the work I'm doing with my students. In the past year, I've been part of numerous discussions related to race, equity, and inclusion in publishing and education, and who speaks and who is silent and the cost of that, particularly for women of color, shaped my thoughts.
Here is my post on The Emotional Toll of Speaking Up.
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.