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How can one, be so ashamed of her mother and every piece of culture that has created her?

I remember being no older than six years old and my family had me watching the “Imitation of Life”. I will forever remember this movie; the pain and the sadness. It truely bothered me how Sarah Jane was so ashamed of her mother and being Biracial. This reflected her insecurities among her self, but she was a beautiful girl. Often the most beautiful people struggle the most with their insecurities. For example, Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge.

I recommend that everyone should watch this classic movie! There are a few versions created. My personal favorite is the 1959 film.

Please comment below if you have seen this movie or have heard about it. I would like to read your opinion of Sarah Jane.

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Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

Vote for the best of the best Mixed experience stories, in films, and literature. Vote now! The winners will be announced at the Festival June 11, 2011 at 6:30 as part of the Loving Prize Presentation and Mixed Unplugged, the popular live performance with comedians, musicians, spoken word artists, and storytellers! Vote now! Votes will be accepted through May 1, 2011.

-via Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

http://www.mxroots.org/award-nominations

You can also look in the side bar; under “Notable Websites” for a direct link to the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival website.

This year festival is June 11-12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the Japanese American National Museum.

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Comment below with your reponse. Between Tuesday and Friday, check back to see  my posted response.

I am anxious to see each and everyone of you, opinions!

Enjoy this Weeks Writing Prompt!

-Erica

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Our Human Race

I want to live where it is diverse,

seeing my features in the crowd.

I want to live where it is beauty,

in every face and smile.

I want to live in the moment,

when nobody will care,

if your skin is a warm brown or chillingly fair.

I want to live in a world,

that understands everyones pain.

In a world where one’s struggle is all the same.

I want to live in a world,

where one’s race doesn’t matter.

In a world,

where serenity is all that we are chasing after.

This world now,

may be cruel and callous.

Yet, change is near

and that is all I am running after.

-Erica J. Garbers

 

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Beginning Monday morning I will be posting this upcoming week’s; “weeklywriting prompt”. Therefore my readers will have the chance to comment on the prompt over a weeks time period. I am sure you all have busy schedules and this will allow you time to check in on the prompt and contemplate your response.

During that week continue to stay tuned for my response! There will be a new writing prompt posted each week to come. I am truly excited to engage my readers in a weekly thinking and writing exercise, because we all have once became victims of writer’s block.

Any suggestions, feel free to comment below.

-Erica

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