The first story on the new loan forgiveness program that popped in my newsfeed was one from CNBC: Department of Education announces Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Changes by Abigail Johnson Hess.
The crazy part is, I was just talking about this. Then, on September 27, 2021, I (probably like…
My name is Tee and I’m a writer and co-founder of the growing global collective, Writers and Editors of Color (WEOC). I was recently diagnosed with Covid-19 and quickly discovered that this will not be a quick or easy experience. I’ve been voraciously reading to keep myself informed and educated…
I want to be crystal clear — this is not a sneer or implication that the beautiful and brilliant, Pulitzer prize winning Kendrick Lamar ever uttered these words to or for Black women. …
I’ve been a writer on Medium since 2019, and since co-founding my writing group, Writers and Editors of Color (WEOC), I’ve learned some tips and tricks along the way. I’ve written about growing your audience through the tried-and-true method of reading reciprocity. …
This piece was inspired by all my readers and writers of WEOC who dare to write and dream regardless of age, color, country or circumstance. I know a lot of people use the popular saying, “Our diversity is our strength”, but it truly is!
It took me almost a year…
By the way, WEOC meets every Sunday at 12 pm EST — we learn how to be better writers through the experiences of other writers, with a featured WEOC writer as a speaker and a follow-up discussion. Although the name is ‘Writers and Editors of Color”, everyone is invited to listen. Yes, white folks can listen in too. No need to hide.
Thank you for the shout out - Writing For Change Speaker's series rocks!
Dear WEOC Publication Writers and Community!
As you know, WEOC is growing leaps and bounds — along with our publication which launched in February 2021.
As of this month, we have over 100 writers!
I introduce Izzy my protector, Covid detector and support kitty
I have a big, beautiful black cat named Izzy that I rescued in May. That wasn’t his original name, but he seems to like it. Even if I whisper — he’ll come trotting or meow in response.
I’ve been blessed…
That day a decade ago in my closet with my significant other I continued to cry, right in front of them, until I let all of the pain of the moments leading up to it flow out. Including the crushing disappointment of their lack of tender loving care when I needed it the most.
Cholia 'Lia' Johnson
Momma Iyanla Vanzant urges us to "cry with a purpose".
Yesterday, your title alone helped me finally have a good, cleansing, therapeutic cry for myself and others who've I've disappointed trying to be invincible supa sista.
I mourned all those I lost…