So Camile was right, sharing a bit about myself isn't so bad. This week how about a meme? A friend asked me to complete this not long ago (my apologies to those who have seen it). Pretty simple, for each letter of the alphabet describe something that lets the reader know something about you. Below is mine. I'd loved to learn more about you so drop me a link with Mr. Linky to your ABCs.
The ABC's of Me:
A- Audre Lorde, poet, feminist, essayist. Love her work.
B- Beads. I like beads. Beaded earrings, bracelets. I like the sound of the word.
C- Coffee! Love fresh brewed coffee. We grind our own coffee at home
D- The Big D. Born and raised in Detroit.
E- Eating. Love to eat. Love it too much. Time to push away from the table.
F- Films. Especially fond of foreign films and indi films
G- Gaiman, Neil. Discovered this author last year. He's wicked. Check him out
H- Hot. Love hot and spicy food. Hate the heat as in temperature.
I- Information. I have an insatiable appetite for learning which means I'm always searching for more info.
J- Jumped by Rita Williams Garcia. New book about girl violence. Relevant topic. Loved it.
K- Krik, Krak! Collection of stories by Edwidge Danticat. A favored author
L- My first real initial. I like my name. I hate when folks assume that they can shorten my name. Only my mother gets to do that.
M- I'm named for my aunt Mattie whom I loved dearly.
N- Names. Fascinated by names and love hearing stories behind them.
O- Open-minded and opinionated. Hey, I'm old and I'm allowed.
P- Passionate. Pretty passionate about a few things.
Q- Quiona. A food. I'm noticing a trend with me. My first thoughts lead towards books or food. lol
R- Rebel with a cause
T- Technology. Love learning more about it. Learning how to use it to connect
U- Universal. I believe we're connected and celebrating the universal is part of that.
V- Vulva. Sorry first word came to mind. Body image is a real issue. We need to work on our body image.
W- Wake up and take a stand. Find your cause and support it.
X- xenophobia is not acceptable. Fight against racism, biogtry and prejudice in all forms.
Y- Young people. Love them, support them, teach them.
Z- Zawadi, my daughter's name. My raisin child who drives me crazy and I return the favor. (Zawadi was my first online username and had been my only moniker until the now teen Z objected.)
Susan is taken from Black-Eyed Susan's, my other blog. Wannabe bohemian mama, loc-wearin', veg-head, feminist, activist, writer. The mugshot is me.