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! 

Handling Her Business: Women Entrepreneurs on Cocoa Fly

by Jenee Darden

Kelechi Anyadiegwu, Lisa Lou Who, Toni Carey

In this social media age, people are starting businesses and making money in unique ways. For this podcast episode of Cocoa Fly, I interview women entrepreneurs who are handling their business.

Zuvaa founder Kelechi Anyadiegwu turned a $500 investment into a $2 million dollar traveling African fashion marketplace.  I met cosplayer Lisa Lou Who at San Francisco Comic Con last year. She's is in the business of bringing our favorite characters to life through costumes. Black Girls Run co-founder Toni Carey talks about how her organization is making a difference. Black Girls Run is partnering with Lexus for the upcoming Lexus LaceUp Running Series in Orange County, California.

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