My passion for writing began during my childhood. When I was growing up, the phrase “children should be seen and not heard” was taken seriously. It was always “You talk too much”, “Stop being fresh (disrespectful)”, “Don’t talk back” and, my favorite, “Don’t answer when I ask you a question”. To me it was self-expression, but I guess not to the elders. I was that kid who always had something to say or felt the need to express herself or explain something away; I decided to write it down. They might not give me the chance to say my piece, but they sure took the time to read what I had to say! Teachers, parents, whomever; if you won’t hear it then you’ll read it! Hence, the start of a great passion, writing. Love notes, cuss notes, apology notes, explanation notes; you name it; someone was getting one.
Drama was also my passion. As I got older, I began to combine the two. Everything that I saw, heard and/or experienced was immediately converted into a play, a dance or a poem. Sometimes on paper, other times just mentally. Admiring a solider standing at the crosswalk neatly dressed in his uniform, inspired me to choreograph a praise dance from the song “Wounded Solider” by Helen Baylor. The poem “Smile” was written at a time when I was trying to encourage my children to take things in stride and find the purpose and something good in all their experiences. My play “Am I Dying?” is based on my question to the doctor who diagnosed me with ovarian cancer.
I write to express my reactions to the world around me. I share it with others hoping they will find a way to enjoy the 20% positivity that life throws at them without making the 80% negativity overrule. Basically, everything that happens is just life in progress, so why not make the best of it.
I am a playwright and a praise dance choreographer. Psalms 149 v 3-4 says "Let them praise his name in dancing ... for the Lord takes delight in his people ..." Therefore, everything I write and create is to glorify the Lord !
Church: Yearly Departmental Anniversaries, Christmas and Easter Pageants etc.
Theatre: Community Festivals
Inspirational Writing category in the Writer’s Digest 86th Annual Competition (2017)
Inspirational Writing and Poetry category in the Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Competition (2018)
How to find your way to God Off-Off-Broadway Production, NY Summerfest 2017 @ The Hudson Guild Theatre
Am I Dying? - Off-Off Broadway Production @ Manhattan Repertory Theatre Playwright’s Showcase - series five (November,2018).
When the Bottom Falls Out - Off-Off Broadway Production, NY Summerfest 2019 @ The Hudson Guild Theatre
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