Applying Divine Truth to Our Daily Lives
aren Baker: is a young and independent poet who has been performing for nine years. She is a twenty-two year old nursing student. Her first contribution to the literary world shares poems that reflect life experiences which have served to make her the lady she is today: Ladeé Soul.
In addition, she is donating ten percent (10%) of all proceeds of this title to her mother’s orphanage: Le Pont Des Enfants.
Ladeé Soul would gladly welcome feedback via her email: haitian_mamie [at] yahoo.com.
Her motto: I am who I am by the grace of God
An avid reader, D.S. White is the former proprietor of an online African-American bookstore and wholesale dealership. Unfortunately, she didn't have a back up plan for 9/11/01. She is the divorced mother of a fabulous 22-year-old college graduate.
D.S. White loves traveling but most of it to date has been done within the pages of a book. While planning that mother/daughter trip in the distant future, she's tried her hand at acting, singing, dancing, modeling, cosmetology and sales. Since she felt that eating was mandatory, she settled for a long term stint at a title insurance company that lasted 14 years.
On the side she began a gourmet carrot cake business and continued to audition for Broadway and off-off Broadway shows, but alas either her talent or look was not in, or the timing was simply just wrong.
A budding wordsmith, she has few credits to date which opened her eyes to the need for a place where writers of color could congregate, a Water Cooler, if you will. There writers of all levels of experience can find awards, contests, markets, scholarships and more specifically geared to writers of color.
Aware of the need for reading material which accurately reflects the look and mindset of the person of color, she decided to do her part to facilitate the same. If you remember nothing else from her bio, remember that she loves God and is always happy to share what He's done in and for her life:
A strong black woman, Dee has realized forgiveness is essential to achieve the peace she has sought all her life. She has come to terms with the angst of her birth and realizes even her name has purpose in God's eyes. She's real enough to admit that some of her limitations in life were self-induced. She's not ashamed to admit she's not perfect, and at times may need to be lovingly reminded that "It's not about you!" But she prays she will always surround herself with people who will hold her accountable to the need to have and show compassion.