Saturday, September 29, 2018

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African American Lit/ The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez

Chapter One
Louisiana: 1850

Choosing to die.  How does someone choose to die?  What happens in your life that pushes you to that point? 
This chapter gives a lot information about the main characters, but my assignment isn’t to give a summery.  It is to report my take a way.  
The story is a vampire story, but the twist is that the main character is a runaway slave girl.  
The girl ends up with a vampire couple (women). The girl lives with them and grows with them eventually she becomes a vampire.  

Her maker picks her with the specific purpose of replacing herself as she has chosen to die.  She talks about it as peace.  She speaks of being tired and wanting rest.  
My thoughts are having the ability to live forever and not wanting it seems crazy. Why would some want to die?  What terrible things do you have to see to make you choose finality?  If faced with such a decision would I ever choose death?   

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

My Hope for this Series

During this fall semester I will share my thoughts about readings we are doing in my African American Literature class.  My blog post will be self-reflective.  Most of my post will be from a view point of my personal experiences and how the readings affect me. 

If you have followed my blog for a while you know I am a non-traditional student.  I have vast life experiences from being a mom to almost dying.   So my views on certain topics will be different then a younger student. 

My professor asks us to share who our audience is.  I would hope that the followers that I have will continue to follow.  I also like to think my audience is older adults that didn’t get the opportunity to go after their dreams.  I hope as they watch me on YouTube or read my blog that it would encourage them.  I hope by watching me struggle with some of the difficult classes, and go through the process of joining a sorority they can know it’s possible for them to do it too. 

When I first started blogging and posting to YouTube it was because I didn’t see anyone like me going through a similar journey.  That is the same reason I continue to do it. 
So, I guess my main audience is people like me going after their dreams or wanting to go after their dreams but need a little encouragement. 

Thanks for reading.

Be Blessed & Smile 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New Post

Hi everyone,

I'm taking Afro American Lit. this semester. We are required to post a weekly blog. So new post will be coming soon. 

Be Blessed & Smile