It’s still March and this month, the world has continued giving every female trailblazer (past and present) her flowers. I made a brief presentation that I intended to share at my virtual book launch. However, because of timing and technical issues, I left it out. Therefore, I’m going to share Black female rock trailblazers, with emphasis on those that broke barriers in punk and grunge (since that is some of the type of rock my novel’s heroine performs).
While Tharpe is one of the originators of rock n’ roll (next to Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley), Tina Turner is the Black female rockstar archetype. She’s probably the first (if not only) Black woman to reach global fame and icon status in the rock genre and continues to be honored as such to this day.
I started out writing children stories when I was in elementary school, including illustrating my own children's books. I have won numerous writing contests for short stories and playwriting, including winning first place in the NAACP ACT-So Awards in 2001 and going nationals for playwriting.
Now, creative writing (separately) is mostly a hobby for me. However, it is intertwined with my art and my career in education and a very important part of my creative life.