January 31, 2019

Behold the 6 February Faith-Based Initiatives!

2/3 I'm facilitating a Conversation for Teachers, Writers and Reader with David Mura at A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair Village 📚
2/6 Reading with Left Margin LIT authors at new brewpub, Novel Brewing on the...

November 28, 2018

Did you know black women are 3 times more likely to have fibroids, more of them, and with more severe symptoms? Check out the links below to read up and start talking fibroids!

A Silent War: The Battle Between Black Women and Fibroids, Ebony Magazine, Feb. 27, 2017


November 28, 2018

I'm wrapping up November's 10 events with a discussion with Jenee Darden, whose book of poetry and essays When a Purple Rose Blooms is inspired by her journey through womanhood. She writes about race, sex, love and mental health. My mini-memoir, The Nigerian Nordic Gir...

November 6, 2018

Once again Fall is full of Faith-based and Faith-adjacent Initiatives! Today, on this crucial Election Day, I'll be at East Bay Booksellers in conversation with Wayétu Moore. Her acclaimed novel from Graywolf Press, She Would Be King, offers a magical retelling of Libe...

September 9, 2018

For the second summer in a row I went to my mother's homeland of Finland and had my mind blown.  

This time I was hosted by Ruskeat Tytöt (Brown Girls), the first all-POC media platform in the Nordic region.  

In Helsinki I was blessed to teach a writing worksh...

June 6, 2018

And tribute to innovator Karen Tei Yamashita! Gonna raise the roof! Join the wait list at Eventbrite 

May 4, 2018

Last fall, before the Me Too movement broke in the USA, I published a story about a recent unpleasant encounter with a successful Nigerian author. It ran in Aké Review, a Nigerian journal associated with the Aké Books & Arts Festival, which cho...

April 24, 2018

I'll be sharing Lady Problems at CanCan Night: A Breast & Ovarian Health Workshop

Wed, May 30, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

The Ruby SF

23rd Street and Bryant Street

San Francisco, CA

What is a CanCan party? A CanCan party is a breast and ovarian health education workshop th...

March 27, 2018

I'm thrilled to announce that I've joined Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel  as Senior Editor in charge of VONA Travels, a new section debuting graduates of VONA Travel Writing, the only writing workshop in the USA exclusively for people of color.

In April the...

March 27, 2018

I'm super excited to be participating in LDM, one of the funnest, irreverentest, globalic, mostest celebrity-studded literary events ever - this time as a contestant instead of a judge! And in a private club instead of a bar filled with the literary-lovin' hoi polloi!...

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