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! 

Sensual Saturday: Floetry and Say Yes...to Pleasure








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

Ohhhh this is my sooooonnnngggg. You can hear the arousal in Marsha Ambrosius' voice. She took a page out of Donna Summer's playbook and made some orgasmic sounds. I love this song. It always gets me in the mood. And did you notice a younger and yummy Omari Hardwick in the video below. Yessss Omari. Yesssss.


When I picked this song for Sensual Saturday I thought about Shonda Rhimes and her new book Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person. I think this idea of saying can be applied to sexuality as well. How many things have we wanted or wanted to do, but said no in fear of being judged? Say yes to that short skirt you've been wanting to wear. Say yes to that sexy, new hairstyle you wanted to try. Say yes to showing to cleavage if you're in the mood. Say yes to those fishnet stockings. Say yes to the idea of trying something different in bed with your partner. Say yes to yourself about suggesting a fantasy to your man or your lady. Say yes to what your is purring for. I think vaginas talk to us. And sometimes the kitty is purring for love, air, water, rough play or a gentle romp.

Life is too short. Say yes to your pleasure and desires.



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