I remember, as a child, loving to read. Getting lost in a book for hours at a time, imagining each and every character in the story. There were a vast amount of writers whose work I enjoyed but it wasn’t until my grade school teacher introduced us to black literature that I was truly inspired.
Reading something that related to me changed my entire perspective on literature. Some of which I did not appreciate until now. I was introduced to authors and poets such as Maya Angelou, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, to name a few. I was even more intrigued by literature written by black women. For those moments, I felt understood. These writers went in depth on our distinctive looks, skin color, hair and how impactful these attributes are on the course of [....]