I’m excited to share that my haiku “woman to woman” will be featured in Dear Sister Friend, the forthcoming anthology published by the She Will Speak Series!
She Will Speak is a fabulous organization (full disclosure: I’m helping with their social media) based in New Jersey that aims to empower women, especially women of color, through helping them find their voices, practice self-care, and honor the material and emotional work they’ve accomplished. I’m honored to work with and know Cheyenne, the founder of the series, and collaborate on this important work.
This is SWS’s second anthology, scheduled for release at the end of November. Their first was centered on lifting up voices of those who have experienced gender-based violence, and is currently available on Amazon.
My poem is a love song to female friendship, especially that with friends who may be physically far from you. I wrote it at a time when I felt closer with friends who were across towns, states, and time zones than with the people with whom I lived and saw every day.
The anthology will be released on November 27th, and I’m excited to see all the other amazing poetry, prose, and artwork that will be included. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy, and you can too for a small donation of $5. When you place your order, you’ll also receive a surprise handmade gift.
And wow, I sound like an infomercial. Call now!
Anyway, more importantly, when you order, whether it’s before or after the anthology’s official publication on the 27th (that’s right before Thanksgiving too, so it’s a great way to show your gratitude to the women in your life), proceeds will support GoLiveGirl . This organization empowers young girls across Connecticut to discover their own potential and become leaders.
So what are you waiting for? Make a difference and get some quality reading material!