What made you start a blog?
Writing is therapeutic for me and thought maybe I could help others with some of my experiences and strategies.
You look too young to have three children. How old are they?
Thank you! My children are ages 12, 14, and 19—yes, I was a teenage mother.
Where do you live?
Rochester, New York
What do you enjoy teaching most?
African American Literature! I have always been drawn to literature when people have to overcome obstacles and injustice to rise above, and enlightening young scholars to the experiences black Americans have and continue to face is incredibly rewarding…especially considering the majority of my students are black. They also teach me quite a bit!
Ohhh….I love food!!! I can’t just pick one. This response may change depending on the day you ask me. Pierogies (the polish in me), fried dough, BBQ chicken, stuffing, Christmas cookies, Savoia cookies (the world’s best bakery here in Rochester), Belgian waffles, chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles, sweet potatoes…I could go on and on.
Taste in Music?
Depending on the day you may find me listing all types of music from metal, hard rock, country, rap, R&B, to church hymns
I enjoy visiting new areas and exploring with my camera, gardening, writing, reading, crafty projects…does taking photos of my children while watching them play sports count?
Negative people, people chewing with their mouth open, empty drink containers in the fridge, people who litter
Random fact about yourself?
I was born after a ZZ Top Concert
“The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spite; revive from ashes and rise”. ~ Miguel de Cervantes