My passion for writing began during my childhood. While growing up, the phrase “children should be seen and not heard” was taken seriously. I would always hear “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 my passion; writing. Love notes, cuss notes, apology notes, explanatory 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 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 life PERIOD; even if they are only experiencing 20% positivity, they do not have to make the 80% negativity overrule. In short, 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!
The Actors Fund
Celebrating Black Theater
PRO Training Courses
The Dramatist Guild
Black Light Productions
Theater Beyond Broadway
"How to Find Your Way to God"
B.S. in Psychology
Jacob Krueger Studio Alumni
Sign Language Productions
Torch Bearers for Black Theatre
"Am I Dying?"
M.S. in Human Services
Theatre Makers Studio with Tony Award Winner Ken Davenport
"When the Bottom
PhD in The Advance Studies of Human Behavior
The Producer’s Perspective Pro