Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book  and building my speaking career!  You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up.  You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in

Cocoa Fly is Shaking Up Things at Litquake with Black Women Writers

I hope you can come! I'm so excited to be reading with this group of amazing Black women writers. 

It's free. Come to San Francisco and here us TELL IT! like it is. 


  1. Enjoyed your show last night. All your guest speakers were great. Your energy was refreshing and inspiring. I especially liked your story about your grandmother. I don't remember her name, but your friends story about the L word felt like what I heard when i was deciding what I wanted to do when I first went to college, except I was encouraged to draw and I chose not to pursue Art. Everyday I go to work I wish I did. I hope you all keep writing, I would love to hear and read more from all of you.

    Thank you for sharing


    1. Thank you Harun for coming and for the love. We're glad you enjoyed our performances. If art is your passion, it's not too late to incorporate it into your life. Even if you have to feed your artist spirit on the side. I'll add you to my monthly newsletter so you can attend readings in the future. Take Care!


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