October BLU discusses and signs #InMySpaceofHonesty & Other Hashtags

 

October BLU’s first experience with using words to color the greys and glooms of her life were discovered in her early childhood. Raised old school, she was to be seen and not heard. In my space of Honesty is loud and unapologetic. She writes frankly about her experiences as black woman; a woman made up of equal parts of teenage single mother, survivor of abuse, codependent and convicted felon, all while celebrating triumph over adversity. She promotes resilience, self-care and the beauty of the black community to her readers. Her poems urge her audience to stand tall, call out injustices, wake up and love. They also require a healthy dose of self-awareness that requires you to relinquish your grip on ideas and opinions that others have used to define you and ideas you’ve used to confine yourself. This collection offers insight to her life; shedding light on the vulnerable yet relatable experiences. October has taken pieces of herself, willingly exposing them to the readers. Every poem written in this book is paying homage to everyone who thought no one else would understand. You don’t have to wear your weary just because it was given to you. (World Stage Press)

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
#InMySpaceofHonesty & Other Hashtags Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780692195291
Availability: Special Order - Please Call the Store to Verify
Published: World Stage Press - October 31st, 2018