Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court member, said, "In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute."
This February, we are doing just that, recognizing our fellow black Creatives' works and impressions.
The Sassy Writer is home to writers of all walks, colors, and creeds of life and sings praises from its platform daily. However, as you may or may not know, the platform was created by a woman of color who stands proudly and firmly on her heritage and culture.
While February is traditionally black history month, and we at The Sassy Writer will celebrate it vigorously and proudly, let's remember that African American History is history. Period. There is no reason to wait for a specific month to highlight the great works and roads that have been paved by those before us. Our history is important and is always actively being made.
I often encounter many writers with personal stories about a meeting of the greats' hearts that paved the way for them. For Us. Whether they were a student of Nikki Giovanni, inspired by Langston Hughes, touched by Maya Angelou, enlightened by James Baldwin, motivated by Shomari Wills, or entertained by Mary Monroe -their stories were powerful, persuasive, enlightening, and inspiring. They brewed their stories in the love and power of amplification. And we will amplify their voices.
Please join us for February as we celebrate writers of African descent. In100 words or less, share a memorable account or moment of inspiration where a black writer, past or present, has empowered your voice. Please include a photo, brief bio, and appropriate links in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 17th to be included.