ALEXANDRIA BROWN | EDITOR
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
ANTHONY AZEKWOH | WRITER | ARTIST
Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter
Chinua Achebe (1994)
B JEAN FLOYD | PUBLISHER | WRITER
Good questions make us think.
Good stories help us understand.
Devaki Bhujang Gajare
CHRISTINA PELLEGRINO | ILLUSTRATOR
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
EBUKA DON SYLVA | WRITER
Live life everyday like it’s your best day, because it is and the world would want to hear about it some day.
Ebuka Don Sylva
FANTE BRADFORD | STORY CONSULTANT
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, talented, fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be?
JAQUAIE McATEE | WRITER
No better friend, no worse enemy.
General James Mattis, USMC, Retired
JORDAN BEECHAM | ARTIST
How one does anything
is how they do everything.
KATYA TEAGUE | EDITOR
Write without fear. Edit without mercy.
MEGAN JOSEPH | JOSEPH EDITORIAL
Everything I’ve ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.
MEISHA MAYO | PEN2PAPER EDITORIAL
Nothing can dim the light that shines
MICHAEL PIEKNY | HUBEDITS
To make out of the material of the human spirit something which was not there before.
MICHAEL-XAVIER AWOGBEMI | WRITER
One often encounters his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
Jean de la Fontaine
OLOLADE AKINLABI | WRITER
Life is a reincarnated story, I am writing mine on papers, find a space to write yours, too.
ROOSEVELT EDWARDS | AUTHOR
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.
TIFFANY LAFLEUR | AUTHOR
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, and your actions louder than your words.
TRACEY R. COBB | THERAPIST | AUTHOR
Never go backward. Always be movin', movin' forward. Life is in front of me, not behind.
Some Sing, Some Cry
Ntozake Shange & Ifa Bayeza
YONG TAKAHASHI | AUTHOR
We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.