Author Archives: Lorraine Elzia

Ain’t nothing wrong with a little leg work to get ya where ya going! Keep your eyes on the prize and look good while doing it. IJS

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Butterflies

Butterflies are meant to fly free; never let anyone clip your wings. ~ A Deeva

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Below was an image put on FB by a male friend of mine. Of course the females went crazy liking his stat and chiming in that any woman that does not wear “natural” hair has a problem with her heritage … Continue reading

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I am Woman, hear me roar

Both the blessing and the curse of encountering a middle age woman is that she knows WHO she is, WHAT she wants, and the fact that she has zero problems in articulating her journey to obtain her goals and desires. … Continue reading

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Free your mind and the rest will follow

I am finishing up an editing project and deeply immersed in a genre I rarely, if ever, read. I am pleasantly surprised. It started me thinking about how many things in life we brush off because it is not what … Continue reading

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Beautifully and wondrously made – Imperfections and all

Recently while at the National Black Book Festival in Houston, I spent time with my lovely label mate, Cheryl Lacey Donavon. As we both prepared our author tables in a manner that would be aesthetically pleasing in the eyes of … Continue reading

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Responsibilities for your blessings

Own the responsibilities associated with your blessings! Nothing in life comes without a price. We don’t always want to hear that, but it is true. Even if you are blessed and highly favored, it does not come without a price. … Continue reading

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My Braids are too tight

My braids are too tight. At least that is my perception at this moment in time.  Not because they are causing me pain, but because they make my mind squint to see things in a manner I have never seen them … Continue reading

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Real Life “X Factor”

Real Life “X Factor”                 For the last couple of weeks, I have been watching the show the “X Factor” trying to decide if it would be my new reality show of choice.  I was riding the fence on whether … Continue reading

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It always feels like the first time

           All writers have experienced it.  It’s that warm fuzzy feeling of joy when we’ve written something that we know is good. It’s that feeling of giving birth to a creative or thought-provoking piece.              For some, it’s a piece … Continue reading

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