A. Jamaican-born woman, activist, writer, performer, New Yorker.
A. If we do not speak, who will?
A. A good book- or a good episode of Law & Order, or a good, sad movie. A cold night. Hot tea- maybe a glass of red wine. Someone who is comfortable with both silence and noise. Repeat throughout my life.
A. Being left; it doesn't get better as I age. Being left sucks.
A. At home, with a little person who calls me mummy.
A. A long list of women who have struggled with issues of race, sex, class; Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Nanny of the Maroons, Virginia Woolfe, Nina Simone...the list is endless.
A. Too many to list. Alice Walker. Dorothy Allison. Frances Goldin. Bell Hooks.
A. Negotiate. Navigate. Notion. With particiular reference to...
A. I regret moments where I have been unkind to people. I try to go back and apologize for those moments when I can.
A. To see into hearts.
A. Remaining sane.
A. I can be inflexible if I think I am right- which may be too often.
A. I am forgiving- and quick to apologize.
A. A well written book.
A. I'm argumentative.
A. Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter...
A. I would ask Harriet Tubman how she managed to keep going- no matter the black-out spells, the dogs they sent, the unwilling and frightened slaves- she kept going. I would want to know how she stayed on course.
A. Food garbage in my bedroom or office garbage can.
A. Playing scrabble. I can do that for hours.
A. For brief moments I wonder what it would be like to be a waitress on a highway restaurant. I would love the cast of characters I might meet on an average day.
A. Loyalty, honesty, and kindness.
A. Hmmm. Too many to list. I like angsty, radical women like Ani Difranco, and Tracy Chapman. I like vulnerable boys singers like John Mayer, Peter Cetera and Prince. I like boy bands like Collective Soul, and Smashing Pumpkins. I like risky passionate singers like Tina Turner and Nina Simone.