"Life's Spices From Seasoned Sistahs" A Collection of Life Stories From Mature Women of Color These are true stories and poems from the voices of women of color. These "seasoned sistahs" hail from all across the United States and also include a sistah living in India. They boldly share the defining events in their lives. They tell of relationships, parenting, family, self esteem, mothers, forgiveness, death, and finding a spiritual path. They describe how they walked these journeys in their lives. This first volume of stories and poetry is for younger women just experiencing life, and for mature sistahs alike. As these "seasoned sistahs" share their lives they enable others to learn from, and gain support through their trials, and triumphs. When you share their stories, you learn the importance of knowing there is similarity of life's experiences for all women everywhere. The book also contains an extensive state by state resource guide for women, which includes many US territories.
JM gives an overview of the book:
When I insisted my son David Scott take Algebra, it was with the expectation that he would go to college and stretch himself a little, prove he could do more than he thought. He fought me every step of the way and it wasn't until I visited him in jail he told me I had succeeded better than I knew. It took a few years and facing his drug addiction and prison to realize I had helped him find something he could use. "Algebra You Can Use" is the story of that moment.
Although chronologically middle-aged, I still feel like a youth except on those mornings when time, temperature and joints more used to sitting and typing than running, walking or just moving remind me I have been around a while; then I'm about 432.
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