My First Book 'When A Purple Rose Blooms' is Available NOW

I am beyond excited to announce that my FIRST book When a Purple Rose Blooms is available!! You can order copies directly from my publisher Nomadic Press. Order here
The book is a collection of essays and poetry about my experiences with black womanhood. There's lots of humor, pain, and love on every page. This book wrote itself. I had no intention of releasing a book of poetry and essays, but when I saw how much I've written over the last 20 years I thought, "why not?" and went for it. 
The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
Thank you to every person who has read this blog over the years, attended my readings, listened to my radio stories or read my articles. Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy the book! 

Black Virgin, White Hipster and Black Womanhood

Go Echo, Go Echo
Photo: Alexis Keenan
For the entire month of November I'm bringing you my Black Women & Sexual Empowerment series. Follow at #BlackWomenSexuality.

I'm Day 4 into my Black Women & Sexual Empowerment series. Thanks for the support. Speaking of support, go see this woman's show. Echo Brown is amazing! She made the one-woman show about black womanhood I've been waiting for. Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters is an amazing show. It sells out a lot so get your tickets early. Her show is running through December. 

Read my interview with Echo Brown here. It's a really powerful discussion. Share the post!