Author: Kristin Richardson Jordan

“Storms” from Water & Light: Choose Love Now

Storms Today I realize I am not alone facing a storm I am not even with others facing a storm I am not even hiding out in the calm center eye of a storm I am more than all of that I am a storm actually all storms As I see god and god is me Creating the calmest storm The strongest storm With the most loving breeze I am now changing my weather however I please and still I am a tool to be used However the universe deems And we are human family As destiny is what it is cannot break the unbreakable Cannot jail what god made free Cannot Divide Hate Conquer make unequal that which is all One Entity And we are human family As truth is what it is cannot break the unbreakable Cannot jail what is forever free Cannot Divide Hate Conquer make unequal that which is all One Entity And from this place there is peace There is love faith strength and humility And also “hostility” when necessary …

Adinkra Keychains (coming soon)

In honor of New Year’s Eve day of Kuumba (creativity- the 6th day of Kwanzaa) we wanted to announce that Pens Up Press will begin production of adinkra keychains featuring symbols that have their root in west African spirituality. The keychains will display the symbol on one side and an explanation of the spiritual meaning of that symbol on the other, adorned with cord ribbon cowrie shells and beads.

Pens Up Press table this Saturday

Hi all, I am taking part in two Kwanzaa events this year that if you are free you should feel welcome to stop by! The first is an African marketplace at the museum of natural history’s 2018 Kwanzaa celebration this Saturday 12pm – 5pm at the museum of natural history (Central Park west and 79th street). I will be sharing a pens up press table with my cousin Yvette Heyliger who will be signing and sharing her latest book of plays. The second is a pot-luck family and friends Kwanzaa dinner on Sunday. Message me if you did not receive my email and are in the nyc area and interested in joining us. We will be having a community conversation on the principal of the day that day which is Nia (purpose) Yesterday marked the first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja, unity

Choosing

Listen children I have learned from personal experience That whomever you are about You become about So make sure you are about People who care about The real you The ones who hold your feelings And take you as part of them As you do the same thing too Make sure there is reverence For all choices as well as your right to choose Listen carefully to your gut trust yourself And do you (c) 2018 Kristin Richardson Jordan