Traci Brooks is a poet, public speaker and writer. Since graduating from San Francisco State University in 1991, she has continued to seek knowledge and understanding of self in order to learn, grow and teach. She is dedicated to the empowerment and upliftment of Black people and seeks to express that spirit in her poetry. Stepping Into Womanhood is Ms. Brooks' first published work.
Currently she is at work on her second title.
"In the spirit of our tradition of spoken word, I have compiled the works that appear in Stepping Into Womanhood. It is a great blessing from the Creator to manifest my thoughts in the form of poetry and allow others to experience the essence of my being. I thank any and all of you that take the time to intake my work. I truly believe that, in some way, each person, will be able to relate to my experience. For I am because you are and you are because, I am."
into Womanhood: A Black Woman's Poetic Journey
Author: Traci Brooks, with Inonge
Khabele-Stevens (Illustrator), Joseph Cochran (Photographer)
Stepping Into Womanhood is a poetic journey along the path of today's Black woman. Its prose speaks to the varying realities of her experience. As African American women continue to tread the road to self-awareness and spiritual understanding, Stepping Into Womanhood will serve as yet another reflection of her growth and discovery of self-identified Black womanhood. Stepping Into Womanhood represents a poetic testament of the steps toward transformation that Black women take while attempting to reach the destination of a self-defined existence.
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I desire to flood you
...showering you with
...bathing your spirit
...striking your soul
...summoning you to
...welcoming you to
' 1999 Traci Brooks
Black Buttafly Publishing represents the ever-transforming literary voice of Black thought. We are dedicated to publishing literary works for the upliftment and englightenment of people of African descent.