Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 2:  Celebrating Women of Color Writers

Join Dr Culbreth and guests, Ms. Crystal D. Mayo, Mrs. Loretta Moore and Ms Kim-Marie Walker, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” Discussion topics will focus on how the voices of girls and women of color are celebrated through poetry, essays, plays, novels, fiction, non-fiction, short stories and other writings. Topics also include the healing power of the written word, finding your voice and yourself through writing, passion, purpose, and encouraging girls and teens to write.

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

on Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s  program:  Visibility 

Listen Live:  Celebrating Women of Color Writers


Ms. Crystal D. Mayo

Ms. Mayo is a writer, actress, educator and teaching artist.  She is a Native New Yorker whose literary works are rooted  in the African American experience. Her memoir, “Evolution of Me” is a literary collection of snapshots that chronicle growing up in the South Bronx during the 1970’s. Her performance piece “Laugh” highlights her mother’s tumultuous journey through her diagnosis of breast cancer. Crystal hopes her readers will read her memoirs and connect to their essence, the human experience. She is the founder of My Daughter My Legacy, an arts and education company that empowers youth to explore their voice and vision through literacy and the arts.

Submission: Ms. Heriot and Remembering Ma Bea

Mrs. Loretta Moore

Mrs. Moore is a multi-published, African American female writer of novels, poetry, essays and short story collections. To name some published works: From A Narrow Path, The Light Of Day, The Color Of Murder, Saving Grace And Love, The Way Of Love, Bottom Tales And Others. Ghostwriting is another area as a writer she has  enjoyed. Several plays  she has written that have been productions are: Down The Way With Calvin And Boogie, Sharin’ The Spirit, Gossamer’s People, I Been Blest, Churchtime In New Orleans, Riding A Peacock.  She hold a degree in English and  has been applauded for theatrical presentations and as well for successful prose endeavors-I maintain affiliations with theatre and literary organizations.  Mrs. Moore also volunteers in her community and church.

Submission: The Bottom In My Time

 Ms. Kim-Marie Walker 

Ms. Walker is an author of nonfiction and fiction works. She is an alum of VONA/Voices, Rhode Island Writers Colony, and Wildacres Writing Retreat. Her in-progress travel memoir, Truth’s Place, Part I, chronicles her 2016 solo pilgrimage to historic U.S. transatlantic slave trade ports, honoring America’s first Africans of the Middle Passage.

 Submission:  Ruminoni’s La Luz

About Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series

The Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series consists of five episodes presented in celebration of the publication of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s anthology: Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color and in celebration of Women’s History Month.


Orders for Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color will be accepted beginning on March 20, 2019 via the website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. and books will be shipped in April.


Link to Listen Live: Celebrating Women of Color  Writers


Join the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies

The Editorial Team of the Journal of Colorism Studies invites applications for Editorial Review Board members. Working with members of the Editorial Advisory Board, members of the Editorial Review Board will review journal submissions and ensure that the journal responds timely to submissions.

The Editorial Review Board will consist of members willing to commit to reviewing articles two times each year. Successful candidates will become members of the board beginning in 2015 for three years.  Editorial Review Board members are responsible for reviewing submissions for accuracy, clarity, and research rigor; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of submissions; providing detailed comments on reviewed submissions, and providing recommendations for accepting or rejecting manuscripts for publication.  Note: Members will perform functions virtually.

We are also interested in applications from Guest Reviewers to review submissions for our special issue Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color, scheduled for publication in 2015.

Being a member of the Editorial Review Board means being professionally associated with the Journal of Colorism Studies. The names of members will be included in each issue, listed on the journal’s web page, and included on the website of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

Composition of the Editorial Review Board will include a wide variety of members representing the community, including organizational leaders, change agents, and educators from all sectors including scholars consisting of early career through senior academics. Members should possess a master’s and/or doctorate in topics published by the journal and have equivalent experience in a relevant subject.  We invite and encourage graduate students to submit applications.

Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth


Dr. Julie Jung-Kim