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Author of Confessions of a Reformed Southern Belle: A Poet’s Collection of Love, Loss, and Renewal and Self Help to Self Harm: The Dubious Guide to Life, Love, and Relationships.   Abolitionist.  Academia addict. Radio Host -Chit Chat Chicks Live and La Literati. Book worm. Perpetual nerd and dreamer.

I am also a woman-child in a state of grace, struggling to find my voice and place in this world through introspection, self-reflection, and most importantly by social activism and advocacy. I firmly believe in these words: “Be the change you want to see.” It is only through love, tolerance, humility and the understanding of our own fragility that we can begin to find our humanity and, in turn, extend that humanity to others.

Love combined with action can and will make an impact on the world. It takes heart and guts to take on the seemly insurmountable, and we must. We must take a stand against injustices such as human trafficking, child abuse and poverty. Can one person change the world? Absolutely! Picture a world without Martin Luther King, without Gandhi, without Mother Teresa, and the countless other men and women who fought injustices in their culture, challenged the seemingly unchallengeable, and helped change their societies for the better.

and then there’s spending time with my beautiful family, sleeping in late after staying up all night, writing for hours on end, singing at the top of my lungs to anyone who will listen, seeing friends, those moments before dawn, handwritten letters, walking everywhere, nature, listening to beautiful music, finding an amazing bit of poetry, drinking lots of sweet tea, eating Godiva chocolates, laughing about the most pointless things, being completely in love, dreams, the night sky, the two most beautiful cities on earth Charleston, London…

I also happen to be sucker for all things independent art, music,countries,thinkers…

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259 thoughts on “About

  1. From a fellow southerner (New Orleans), Charleston is a beautiful city. But I ultimately have to go with Dr. Samuel Johnson’s side of your equation: “When one is tired of London, one is tired of life.”

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  2. Thank you for reading my poem and liking it.
    I am quite interested in what you have written and have to say.
    Some very “strong” topics like people trafficking is of great relevance to us all.
    Well done!

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  3. Hello Tosha, I’m hoping you can help me answer a question that I have on my mind. What exactly does it mean to be a reformed Southern Belle? Or more appropriately, what does it mean to you?

    I apologize for my ignorance, but this concept is one that I’d like to understand better.

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  4. Hi Tosha-

    I just wanted to thank you for always stopping by and sharing in the words on my blog…I think you have a dynamic voice- that is is tender and raw- and can be taken from the boardroom to the streets- which says a lot about your strength, vision, awareness, ability and technical craft- with regard to language and the rhythm of people, but also speaks to courage, and past muses- of pain, and that thing that makes a head look up- that was down before when others were speaking…LIke that one artist- or athlete- that you want to see play when they are up- you just hear it in the crack of the bat- the ownership of words- and you’re in- and you have that….

    I also see that you have had some success publishing your poetry…as a relatively new poet/public blogger- would have any words of wisdom for me in terms of publication possibilities? Do you have any other suggestions- specifically for me in regards to my writing…I am at the point- where I am a solo poet- creativity exists only in my mind- I am not bouncing off others- and I have reached that point where I feel I am good- but could I be great- I believe so…I need a teacher- not that I’m volunteering you for the job- I’m just curious if you had any wisdom you could drop on me? That would be beautiful if so- please and thank you…

    In a world where blogs are a click away- thousands upon thousands- as you know- for some reason- the words of course- but there is also the pull- that brings me here…I know you’re probably pretty busy- but I’ll throw my email out there just in case…thanks! – Anthony

    anthonyd.mize@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you. This is without a doubt one of the kindest and most articulate comments I have ever received. I’m humbled and flattered. I wish I could offer you some pearls of wisdom, but I’m still learning too. I self published my first book of poetry through Createspace. You might want to start there. My friend Todd and I are thinking about starting our own publishing company. If we do, perhaps we could help you. I can tell you the market is saturated with writers, the competition, stiff. I would suggest trying to get published in some journals and entering poetry contests. Write often and keep honing your craft. Write for yourself first and not for others. In the end, it’s not about money or fame, it’s about creating art and loving what you do. Thank you for the email address. You can find mine in the contact section of my blog. Feel free to write me anytime. All best, T.

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  5. I really like how your blog is differently set out, i’m new here and trying to learn how things run and make my site better as well. from what i have checked so far, your blog is a stand out. 🙂
    Would you mind checking mine too ? XD

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  6. Interesting read…

    You’re passionate about the abuse of the slave trade.. i am a long descendant of the slave-trade through a great great grandmother “Maria Mahoi, women of islands” Captains would breed Hawaiians with natives because they did want too much inbreeding..

    i also see that you spend a lot of time going throughout my blog,

    i am truly grateful, as to people tend to follow, what others are doing, for lack of leadership or wading through new material..

    sincerely chris

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      1. That’s a good question. I don’t like to define myself. I’m a fairly private person and although my poetry offers clues about who I am, it can also be misleading . I’m beautifully flawed and extraordinary ordinary. Who are you?

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  7. Tosha, thank you for following my blog. I just ordered your book and am looking forward to reading your poetry. 🙂 My latest book will be published in a couple of weeks. Exciting! Nice to meet you here on WordPress.

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  8. Oh, happy day!!!! Here is another example of life’s twists and turns….I never had any idea that I would “stumble” upon such wonderment and delight…wow, what an amazing post…you are absolutely incredible and so inspiring…thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. Tosha,

    Thank you so much for taking time to read and “like” my blog post which Mimita reblogged on her “Musings of a blueberry” page. It means the world to me that you took time out of your schedule to read about the struggles my family is going through as my mom battles colon cancer. If it’s not asking too much I would like to humbly ask if you might could contribute something (any little bit helps) to our crowd funding page that is a cancer relief fund. If you cannot donate then perhaps maybe just reblog our cause on your page. It seriously would make a HUGE difference. Thank you again for your consideration. https://protomarq.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/helpourmomma/

    Christopher Michael

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  10. Hello Tosha, thank you so much for your friendship and visiting with like in my visual, really I appreciate
    You are always welcome and I wish you an excellent weekend.
    My best regards.

    Soul.

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  11. Tosha, you remind me so much of myself! Except, you have a very poetic way of describing yourself. 😉 ❤
    Peace,
    Sherrie
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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  12. “It is only through love, tolerance, humility and the understanding of our own fragility that we can begin to find our humanity and, in turn, extend that humanity to others.”

    Powerful words and I couldn’t agree more. You are a talented wordsmith.

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  13. I must admit, that was one of the better “about” pages I have read this year. It might have been the best, but I need a bit more time to search my memory to find one better. Thank you….of course, now I have to go and work on mine a bit more.

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  14. Hello Dear,

    You have a beautiful blog here. I loved your theme. Great content and the colours are easy on the eyes.I was intrigued to read it and was wondering if you and I could be collaborators. I am a new blogger and started my humble blog some three months ago and had almost 3,300 followers. I believe blogging community is the most supportive and encouraging community. I want some writers as well. I kept unwell and was looking for someone who would like to post on my blog too. I would be highly obliged if you take a look at my blog and allow me an opportunity to collaborate with you. I love to write and write for some Ezines and Webzines like Roberta Pimentel and The Millionaire’s Digest. I write poetry, free articles, short stories and all other things. I can write content you want and word limit can be followed too.

    😊🌹🙏❄️
    Warm Regards
    Sakhi
    Blueindigopink@gmail.com

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