Trust your own voice

“…As writers, you trust your own voice. A lot of people write and think, ‘The public will like this,’ or, ‘This will be important,’ but you are your first reader. The first person that has to be impressed with what you’re writing is you. You always have to remember that.”

-Nikki Giovanni, from an interview at The Creative Independent: Nikki Giovanni on trusting your own voice – Amy Rose Spiegel – 4/24/17. Giovanni also says in it that she’s a lot less angry than she used to be.   “I’m 73. I’m not going to spend my time being angry with some fool over something that doesn’t make sense. What I’m going to do is go on about my business.”

BLK History Month
Nikki Giovanni 
If Black History Month is not
viable then wind does not
carry the seeds and drop them
on fertile ground

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