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! 

Macy Gray's Message to Women: Give Love to Yourself and B.O.B.

Macy Gray
Source: Instagram

For the entire month of November I'm bringing you my Black Women &  Sexual Empowerment series. Follow at #BlackWomenSexuality.

This 30-day #NaBloPoMo challenge is no joke! It's just Day 5 but I'm having a lot of fun. Happy Friday! Today I'm giving a shout out to Macy Gray. Macy has made a loving song about her vibrator named B.O.B. This stands for Battery Operated Boyfriend. 

I don't know why women have a hard time discussing masturbation. It's safe. It's healthy. It feels gooooood. And you learn a lot about your body. I think it makes intercourse even more pleasurable because you learn how to control vaginal muscles. 

Macy Gray wrote this song to encourage women to embrace self-pleasure. B.O.B.s can also be used with other lovers. Cosmo has a great post on this. 

Read more about Macy Gray and this song here. Take time to give yourself some love this weekend.