Life As An Art Form

Quips & Commentaries in Prose and Poetry

I am so pleased to bring you this post! In it, my eldest daughter River, age 7, reviews a beautiful story called “The Girl with the Magic Hands” by Nnedi Okorafor. Nnedi rightfully earned the 2012 Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature (fiction). Her novels, listed in their order of publication, include: Zahrah …

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Happy Womanhood Day!

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

The job of mothering is done by more than mothers alone. This year, I’ve learned that motherhood is but one aspect of womanhood. This weekend, I’ve had my fair share of Mother’s Day greetings, and I’ve exchanged the greeting with any woman who appeared old enough to be a mother without stopping to think about …

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Have Her Cake…

Avril Somerville (SomerEmpress)

The more I get in touch with who I am, the more I am convicted about how I should invest my time, energy, and money. As the birthdays of my daughters loomed on the horizon, I considered how we would celebrate them this year. The birthday parties of last year and the year before just couldn’t …

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