Welcome to ThisWomansWords.co!

ThisWomansWords started eight years ago as nothing more than a cute Twitter handle inspired by Maxwell lyrics and my love for writing. At that time, I had no idea that a Twitter handle could and would blossom into so much more. March 18, 2020 marked the three-year anniversary of the launch of www.thiswomanswords.co! Much like my own life, my website has experienced many changes and extensive growth over the last few years.

 

This growth would not have been possible without the people in my life who served as soil to ground me, water to nourish me, and light to replenish me. At this time, I must say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me through all parts of this journey! Thank you for reading my words, for sharing  my words, and for sending and offering me opportunities to write for other publications. Your support has been greatly appreciated.

In 2019 we lost one of my greatest writing inspirations, Toni Morrison. With her passing I was forced to re-evaluate so much about myself and the world of words. I have found that I am constantly reminded of one of her most notable quotes:

 

“I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.”

While processing what the world lost with the passing of Toni Morrison, I had my own personal wake-up call regarding my writing and this website. Now my words and this site serve a different purpose. I am able to process my feelings and thoughts in a forum that suits me. I have given myself the space to write the things that I want to read and to learn about the topics that I want to share with others.

So, here’s to writing the words that we need and want to read. Here’s to a future that we create from the magic of our words and the strength of our faith. Here’s to naming what hurts us and celebrating what heals us. Here’s to the words – both written and spoken – that leave their mark on those we have never met and that enter rooms where we will never step. Here’s to three years!

   

     -Shereá Denise

FEATURED POSTS

LET THE EXPERTS BE EXPERTS

Why We Must Defund the Police

 

AMERICA IS BURNING

#BreonnaTaylor #SayHerName

 

BIRTHRIGHT

In Honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day

 

I am a writer. I suppose I think that the highest gift that man has is art, and I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist...                    - Lorraine Hansberry

 

ABOUT THISWOMANSWORDS

Shereá Denise was born and raised in Alamance County, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Political Science and Afro-American Studies. She also minored in Social and Economic Justice. Shereá received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Elon University School of Law. Shereá is interested and actively involved in community service and advocacy work throughout the state of North Carolina. She primarily engages in projects and activities intended to assist Women of Color, Children of Color, and those identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ Community. Shereá is a full-time Social Worker and an Adjunct Professor. She serves in various capacities for local nonprofit and community-oriented organizations. Shereá Denise is also a proud citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation.

Shereá attributes her love for writing to the many Black writers and poets whose work she has had the immense pleasure of reading and whose personal stories she has had the opportunity to learn about. In particular, Shereá Denise credits much of her love for writing (and reading) to Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, Pauli Murray, Lorraine Hansberry, and Ida B. Wells.

THE WORDS

Over the last several years I have had the opportunity to write for multiple online publications, including:

You can read most of my current work here or by visiting the links below.

 

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