Happy February!

tumblr_o1wdrqL5tN1tntr40o1_1280I’m wishing you all a Happy February. I’m planning to write a couple poems in honour of Black History Month and the rest of my poem “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Black Girl” should be posted in the next week.

May February be wonderful and magical!

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A Portrait of The Artist As a Young Black Girl

THANK YOU

I’m writing this not only to introduce the longest poem I’ve ever written but also to express my love and admiration for the different artists and people that have inspired me to write it.

This poem started out as a school project but quickly became an opportunity for personal exploration and expression. So I thank my professor for challenging and encouraging me to write this.

I would also like to name the various authors and books that led to this creation through their constant inspiration and truth.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Invisible Man by Ralph Waldo Ellison

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Plum Bun by Jessie R. Fauset

I divided this poem in sections and perhaps later I will publish it as one full post. But for now, please enjoy the little truths of my life I’ve composed in poem.

Happy Reading!

2016 Reading Challenge

A friend sent me this link a while ago and I thought I’d share it. For anyone who loves reading as much as me, here is a real reading challenge created by POPSUGAR. I’m going to attempt to complete it but I guess we’ll see how that goes. Check out the list below!

Happy Reading!

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2016 New Years Resolutions

I’ve never been good at making or keeping New Years resolutions. This is partly because I’ve never really placed a huge emphasis on the holiday but also because I feel like people just make the same goals every year. However, this coming year will become a year of big accomplishments and big changes and I want to take every opportunity I have to make 2016 a year to remember. I harassed my family to make five goals for themselves but here is my list of New Years resolutions for 2016:

  1. Write more
  2. Read more
  3. Travel [x]
  4. Rediscover Toronto [x]
  5. Start a dream journal [x]
  6. Go to a concert [x]
  7. Create a style blog [x]
  8. Graduate and apply for another university program [x]
  9. Take a class (music, photography, French, ASL?)
  10. Get my G1

If I can accomplish even half of these, I would be extremely happy with myself. I guess we’ll see!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the best for 2016!

I’m Published!

As the end of my final year is coming to an end, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do after. April will be here in a few months and I have no idea what I want to do. Or rather, I have no idea what to choose. But, I got the opportunity to have something published and I jumped at the chance to write something.

It’s a short personal essay, called The Fig Tree, and it’s about my inability to choose a dream. As kids we’re able to be anything and everything we want at the same time. But somewhere around high school we end up having to make a choice. I couldn’t choose and I still can’t. Instead, I’m choosing not to choose one dream. I want them all.

As for writing, I will definitely continue and hopefully I’ll have another opportunity to publish.

— Kaysey