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Today, on Michigan Literary Network Radio, our guest is C. Imani Williams, co-author of the newly released anthology Reflections of a Survivor. Her piece in the book is A Legacy of Love Betrayed.
C. Imani Williams is a freelance writer, essayist and poet, and a social/human justice activist. She holds an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. A Queer Black Womanist, Imani uses her voice to raise awareness in efforts to help empower others. Her work has been published in Pride Source Between the Lines, Tucson Weekly, The Michigan Citizen, Harlem Times and with various other popular culture, health, news blogs and magazines including Dope Magazine, For Harriet, Travel Pride.Org, and YBLTV.
Her book publications include co-authoring Reflections Of A Survivor – Arranged by Melony Hill (2017), Imani shared insight in “Unconditional” A comprehensive guide for parents of LGBTQ youth (2017) -- Telaina Eriksen, she provided the foreword for “Intimacy” Shannon Ford-Jefferson -- (2016), and was a contributor for Poets and Allies For Resistance 2015 Anthology.
The Detroit, Michigan native is a co-founder of Marijuana Melanites, an admin for Writers-Black Art Connected, and a Co-host of Black Artists Connected Writers Internet show. She lives for good ice cream, grits with salt and cheese, humanistic and feeling essays, and lovely gifts of poetry. She resides on the West Coast. Follow C. Imani Williams on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.