Getting an opportunity to share your knowledge and passion for the work is always an honor. In February, I got the opportunity to present a workshop at the Womyn of Color Conference at Texas State University at San Marcos for the second year. I was invited to come back by Ms. Wilson, the wonderful coordinator of this incredible conference. The Womyn of Color Conference is a dynamic space for womyn of color at Texas State University. It's always a wonderful opportunity for them to engage in self-care. The theme of the conference was colorism. That theme opened up so many conversations, revelations and writing.
When I tell you it was an honor to work with these young women, I mean it. They were inspiring, hype and hilarious. When I tell you I laughed...I laughed for days. One young lady came up to me and told me that I was the first woman of color she had seen actively pursuing writing. I talked with her for a while about her dreams and goals. That moment taught me that I need to continue to write, and be visible.
In addition to my writing workshop, there was a yoga and a meditation session and as always the food was on point. Thank you Skyllar Walkes, Ms. Rachael, Ms. Wilson, Jasmine and all of the individuals who contributed to making this conference an experience to remember.