Introducing Fi. …

Fi. That’s me.
Not so straight but to the point.
I read. I write. Sometimes I bite.
Random. That’s me too.

I humbly join the Dynamo writers a little late but in full flair. After reading all of the introductions, I happily found that I have something in common with each writer. Ladies and gentlemen, today I bring a Southern flavor to the pot. A little sweet but mostly spicy, I write to you from Atlanta. Born and raised on this southern soil, I returned home after four years at Smith College. Sociology, English and a few unmentionables were my poisons of choice amidst those foreign white winters; but as I tend to do, I survived. After college, I held a series of noble internships and short-term jobs in the arts, marketing, branding and event planning that were fun at the moment but in my constant quest for more, they got old quickly. At one point, I named myself the “Overpaid Dog Walker.” Simply making light of my small tasks despite more qualifying credentials, but it was all in fun, I guess. Along this rollercoaster of life, I began working in the non-profit sector and that is what currently keeps the lights on. I love what I do and why I do it, but there is always another star to grab.

My heart’s career as a writer began the moment I mastered my abc’s. Immediately crafting words into stanzas of poetry and pages of imaginary characters, there is no surprise I harbor boxes and crates of spiral notebooks crammed with the colorful language of my mind. I write for Dynamo because that passion never went away. Along the way, I picked up a few more passions, like girls’ education and women’s issues as a product of eight years of single gender education. As an educated, young, black woman, the future of “my people” concerns me and my writing is the vehicle with which I am blessed to maneuver a message. I’m hard headed and I love to learn. I love poetry and shoes. I love to cook but hate to clean up after so I don’t cook very often. I watch cartoons and love animated films. Yeah, I said it. I try not to take myself so seriously that I cannot enjoy lighthearted entertainment, but lest we are confused, I hate stupid things. Rudeness is unnecessary and peace might not save the world but compassion and empathy will get us many steps closer. With that said, I have horrible road rage and wavering patience. I play patience on a case-by-case basis weighed on the relevance to my life. Did I say I was to the point? Ich spreche ein bisschen Deustch. I think so rapidly my tongue cannot keep up and I daydream and night-dream in color. I play well with others but I am introverted at heart. I love to laugh. I love to be made to laugh. I laugh aloud to my television at home alone. (shows like Fraiser) I might be weird. Okay, I am weird. But I love it, and I hope you will too. Welcome to Fi.

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