The S.W.I.F.T. Chronicles: May Newsletter Release!

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The May edition of S.W.I.F.T Chronicles is here!

In this issue we are honoring Black women who have made a significant impact in our lives. With Mother’s Day approaching, it is the perfect time to acknowledge these wonderful women who have paved a way for us.

In my thesis, Sister Writers Immersing Fully in Truth (S.W.I.F.T): Using Creative Writing to Reclaim Voice, Speak Truth, and Shape Identity as a Woman of African Descent Living in America, I express: “For Black women [in America], it is more than vital to their survival that they start to create for themselves the images that they wish to see—that they tell the stories that are not being told. The images and stories that portray Black women in a degrading manner have to be addressed by Black women themselves” (Lewis-Grimes, 2014, p. 16). I acknowledge further that, “Black women are the ones who possess…

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