There are people in this world who care for other people’s children and enjoy it. I am so grateful for these people. Last month I picked up my daughter from daycare that she’d been attending since the summer. We were moving provinces and it was her last day. I cried while saying goodbye to her Read More
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic says perfectionism is fear in really good shoes. If you think about it, she’s right. We often look at perfectionism as this noble trait. We think, “Abena works so hard, she just wants thing to be the best they can be”. But maybe we want Read More
I fell in strong like with Instagram this time last year. I went from skepticism about the value of yet another social media platform to raving to my siblings about much more more appealing it is. It’s not like Facebook,I tell them. Facebook is soooo distracting. But guess what? It’s not just Facebook. In the Read More
I was invited by musician, filmmaker and founder of Women’s Liberatory, Tamar Dina to collaborate on a film project. My role was to write an original poem that would speak to the concepts of darkness and lightness in literal and metaphorical terms. Why are people so afraid of the dark and Blackness including when it Read More
For about 8 years now I’ve been wanting to publish a book of poetry. It’s finally happening! I’m proud to announce that my debut poetry collection, The Way We Hold On, will be published by Pottersfield Press in early 2018.