Women Who Kick Ass

Poems, by women, who are fucking incredible.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Olivia Gatwood

Aziza Barnes & Safia Elhillo

Five Things I am in Love With Right Now

I haven’t been feeling to inspired but have been surrounded by amazing inspiriting things. Here are a few of them:

5. Elementary
It’s your typical detective, cliche at times and sometimes rather predictable but I am a huge Lucy Liu and Sherlock Holmes fan. (Cumberbatch is still the best.) Currently binge watching it when I should be over more productive activities. On Hulu.

4. “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari
I’ve been reading the book as a form of research for my own stories. I’ve already read it once, in less then two days, now reading it to take notes. It’s brilliant! Sometimes too honest.41LaBpUJBHL

3. Hamilton on Broadway
I haven’t seen the show but I would love too! Thankful you can listen to the soundtrack on NPR here. I am a huge hip hop kid but Hamilton?! This show proves me wrong.

2. KAMAU (ofTheHue-Men)
Kamau is ahead of the game when it comes to music; he’s going places. Just wait and see. Me and him have become buddies thanks to Twitter. Can’t wait for his EP to come out. Until then enjoy Jusfayu ft. No Wyld or Moon.

1. Talks about College
Now. I didn’t go to college but in last Sunday’s New York Times they did a whole special on higher educated which got me inspired to share my personal story with college. What I love and hate about it.

Keep on Keeping On

Currently in Seattle, headed to LA shortly. Now, I’ve been MIA for many reasons. Being busy, being me, and what not. The MAIN reason is back in June I was hit by a car while on my bike so I haven’t been able to write, too busy rehabbing.

But for the updates.

-Bumbershoot was this weekend. I was jumping around with a press pass as well as hosting the 2nd Annual Battle of The Word Poetry Slam.

-Various random articles are up on FRANK151 as well. Subject matter from Trump, Frank OceanRachel Dolezal, That NEW Irish Pride, and the most topical subject matter Idris as James Bond (& other comical relief)

-This evening I will be hosting the Seattle Poetry Slam. So come through and kick it!

Til next time.

As always – follow me in “real time” via facebookInstagramtwitter and the good old tumblr.

What I Can’t Tell.

I mean this with every fiber of my being: I do not believe “writer’s block.”

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However lately I have been really rethinking my stance on the subject. I just haven’t been able to really produce anything. I am running low on time with a bunch of different deadlines. But even with the days nearly to an end; I can’t seem to be productive. The only time I ever get any work done is super late at night. (Like right now for example.)

My muse is kind of a brat in that way. Always bothering me when I am trying to sleep but seems to be far too busy to visit me during normal daylight hours.

However I was able to write a “book review” about Kim Kardashian’s book of selfies, compiled a list of summer movies for you to check out, and even got to feature an interview I did awhile back with my friend and mentor Hollis Wong-Wear!

Alright. I’ve been somewhat product but still! These three screenplays aren’t going to write themselves. Well! That’s it for now. Catch back to read more of my rants.

AND AS ALWAYS you can still keep up with me in “real time” via facebookInstagramtwitter and the good old tumblr.

Fly Moon Royalty: #howtoloveanartist

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Some of you may who know I am working on a idea/play called #howtoloveanartist. During the course of writing it I’ve been doing side projects with different artist. One example – playlist!

I reached out to one of my favorite bands Fly Moon Royalty and asked them (Adra Boo & Action Jackson) to contribute 3 of their go-to break up songs & 3 love songs (with two bonus tracks) Now you, the fans and lovely peeps, get to enjoy them!

To listen to it live jump over to 8Tracks

Adra Boo’s Sweet:
Robert Glasper Project – “Ah Yeah (Ft. Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michelle)
Disclosure – “Latch (ft. Sam Smith)”
Jaymes McFarland – “Two More Minutes”

Adra Boo’s Bitter:
Usher – “Climax”
En Vogue – “Give It Up Turn It Loose”
Incubus – “Love Hurts”

Action Jackson’s Sweet:
Lauryn Hill –“Tell Him”
Mos Def – “The Panties”
Janelle Monae- “Primetime”

Action Jackson’s Bitter:
Stevie Wonder- “Ordinary Pain”
Erykah Badu “Green Eyes”
D’Angelo “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker”

Bonus Track (bitter):
Incubus – “Admiration”
Deftones – “Change In The House Of Flies”

I Wrote This!

Hey Guys!

Friendly reminder that I will be Seattle for the Youth Speaks Seattle Finals Slam AND The Hugo House Chuckanut Writers Conference reading.

I am also writing to talk about well writing! My lovely and very supportive family at Hedgebrook asked me to write something for the blog. It’s about… well, it’s hard to describe what the piece is about. I know! Read it! Than of course – share it!

xo

Rose

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Seattle Bound & Seattle Events

I miss Seattle. Really I do! It’s my home. My one and only. Living in Los Angeles has no joke been one of the best things for me but Seattle is going to be where I land and become grounded.

Super sappy note aside – I am excited to go home for  a week and very happy to announce I’ll be doing a reading!

April 7th @ The Hugo House: The Story Behind the Story: A Chuckanut Writers Conference Reading and Lecture

I will also be attending and enjoying the Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam The best part? Two of my favorite ladies Hollis and Mary Lambert will be there. You do not want to miss this!

Buy Tickets Here

Tinder Tales!

Because I want to promise being single forever I’ve been writing about my wonderful, highly entertaining, hard to believe but oh so funny dating experiences with Frank151.

A three part series. Part One here. Part Two here. and Part Three is coming soon!

Currently, as of, right now.

Oh. What up world?! Been awhile, right? Like a minute or so. Like I should already have my second book bone. Like I should be writing it right now…

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NOPE! Instead – I’ll updated y’all lovely people.

I’ve been writing for Frank 151 (two article: Tinder Tales Part ONE & The Drake Phenomenon) which has been so much & an honor. Still, for the moment at least, I am doing that LA living. Which has been a whirl wind adventure. Full of strange & crazy events. Endless inspiration and of course heavy bricks of writer’s block. But alas, for the most part; I’m golden.

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Being here in LA I’ve grown a lot and yet still very aware I have a lot more growing to do. Been working a whole list of projects: the GIRL Project, #howtoloveanartist, Hella Adult, music moment with my mom & of course where I eat my way through LA’s ice cream shops with #RoseLovesIceCream. Follow down the rabbit hole. Let’s see where this shit goes.

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As always you can follow my adventures via my facebook, twitter, tumblr, & instagram.

 

FRANK 151

So happy to announce that I am the newest contributor writer for Frank 151! I am so happy and really excited to see where this goes.

Check out my first article about what I call The Drake Phenomenon.