The May edition of S.W.I.F.T Chronicles is here!
In this issue we are honoring Black women who have made a significant impact in our lives. With Mother’s Day approaching, it is the perfect time to acknowledge these wonderful women who have paved a way for us.
In my thesis, Sister Writers Immersing Fully in Truth (S.W.I.F.T): Using Creative Writing to Reclaim Voice, Speak Truth, and Shape Identity as a Woman of African Descent Living in America, I express: “For Black women [in America], it is more than vital to their survival that they start to create for themselves the images that they wish to see—that they tell the stories that are not being told. The images and stories that portray Black women in a degrading manner have to be addressed by Black women themselves” (Lewis-Grimes, 2014, p. 16). I acknowledge further that, “Black women are the ones who possess the ability to educate other Black women on the importance of storytelling and its significant relevance to Black women’s self-identification process. By utilizing platforms to find voice, it provides an opportunity for Black women to not only tell their story but listen to the stories that have come before them and offers a chance for future generations to create the space they envision that allows them to self-express and self-identify” (Lewis-Grimes, 2014, p. 20)
The purpose of this newsletter is all about providing a platform in which we tell our own stories and give voice to experiences that we not only go through but also acknowledge the experiences of the women who paved the way for us. I hope you truly enjoy this issue of The S.W.I.F.T. Chronicles!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Click here! The S.W.I.F.T. Chronicles, May Edition
Source: Lewis-Grimes, T. (2014). “Sister Writers Immersing Fully in Truth (S.W.I.F.T): Using Creative Writing to Reclaim Voice, Speak Truth, and Shape Identity as a Woman of African Descent Living in America”.