What a year it’s been for me! I’m actually ‘feeling’ the connection to those who support me! 🙏🏽
Even more than that, what I believed for so long is being demonstrated. My art does have a place in literature. For a while, I was lost trying to find ANYBODY to read “Love Lost” and not mis-categorize it, but just take the journey of two bruised souls finding each other. I wanted to not feel invisible in this literary world. NOW, you guys are showing up in droves, shouting my name and those of subsequent clients (characters)!
I don’t have to wonder if I’m good enough anymore. I now see that I belong. I’m “seen” along with my peers.
I can’t say thanks enough to Indie Love for recognizing our art. I appreciate the culture they’re creating each time they hold events to acknowledge African American literature. 🙏🏽
And, again, to ALL the nominees (and winners) we’ve all won. The readers have the last say, and they called our names before the voting process happened. THEY nominated us. 🏆
We’re no longer invisible. 🙌🏽