I’m an award-winning writer of both professional and research literature. You can read a lot of my writing here on my blog. You can also find my writing elsewhere:
These are pieces I wrote as part of my doctoral program but do not intend to submit for publication. I am listing them in order from most recent to least recent; if you read them in the reverse order, you can follow my growth as a writer during my program.
I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.
We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.