About the Book
A Wish For Freedom, is an interactive photo journal of poetry and soulful affirmations. This photo journal is an intimate reminder that there is always inner work to do, beautiful Black people form smiles on familiar faces, and words are powerful.
It was sometime in July before I traveled to Los Angeles that I felt tingling inside of my chest. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I knew it was worth looking into. I made a doctors appointment to further review. I thought it was butterflies fluttering or nerves that I allowed to get the best of me, but I had to know for sure. The doctor asked I touch my toes, nose, and further supposed that maybe quite possibly I swallowed a seed. I walked away from that appointment so confused. I eat healthy. I’m sure I swallow seeds all the time and not one made me feel this way. Later that night I prayed about the seed I swallowed hoping the feeling soon passed. God told me, “My dear, you swallowed a seed, a seed that was a dream. A dream that you are now blooming inside of you. You feel uncomfortable because growth is uncomfortable, but the bloom my child is beautiful.” - Monique Lorde, 1985PoET . Visual Artist . Poet