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About marvalousmarva

I am an educator, writer, and community/cultural activist of Jamaican heritage, deeply concerned about the way we shape and are shaped by society. How do we engage the resources around us to realize our creative potential? It is my intention to engage an audience in energetic and provocative discussion on these issues.

Turn Your Face to the Sun & the Miracles Will Come

  Amidst the cliches and all the self help talk  that abound one is challenged to determine what makes sense and how to focus one’s energy and attention towards achieving one’s most important goals. Oftentimes, disappointments are slung your way … Continue reading

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Open Your Door to The Excitement & Delight of Discovery!!!

The Best Day of Your Life Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. I am not sure just where I read these words, nor can I claim them as my own. However, what I can do is … Continue reading

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Summer Travel Opens A Window to Creativity

Traveling outside of one’s culture has been known to be one of the greatest agents in awakening creativity. Travel has the ability to take simple lessons and transform them into moments so powerful they can define a worldview forever. As … Continue reading

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Poetry & the Power of Self!

Poetry  Illuminates  the Meaning of Life   Poetry Poetry is soca, calypso, rara, reggae. It is the echoes of the abeng across the mountain top; The cold smoldering seams between a couple’s silence ; The hot passion of their midnight … Continue reading

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Maya & Maxine: Women Who Dared to Disturb the Universe

 Women of Words:Women of Substance Last week, the world said goodbye to two notable women of letters; Maya Angelo and Maxine Greene. These two women were trailblazers who dared to disturb the universe and for that I am forever grateful. … Continue reading

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Sacred Landscape

  Mapping My Interior Landscape Poetry is the response to the creative journey I have undertaken to trace my roots and feed that thirst that begs to be salved. I am walking with my daughter, our hands clasped together, and … Continue reading

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The Dream Is The Truth

  How are you investing in yourself?  It’s Time to Sparkle & Shine! “The dream is the truth,” stated Zora Neale Hurston so many years ago. The words of this iconic African American writer remind us that the things we … Continue reading

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Turn Up the Praise: Saluting Women of Strength, Courage & Creativity

We Are Every Woman! By Charmaine Wade Perry Happy International Women’s Day to all the strong, powerful women who have struggled to make ends meet while being a single parent. Women who have been victimized, abused, neglected, lied about, sexually … Continue reading

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How Are You Fulfilling Your Creative Dream?

How are you fulfilling your creative dream? What does your deepest creative longing look like?  There is often heartache in the discrepancy between the mythic journey we have set for ourselves and the real life journey we experience in waking … Continue reading

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Where Are You On Your Path?

February Brings A Gentle Reminder to Cultivate & Nourish  Along the path, we tap into the collective roots of family and friends and learn ways to transform challenges and disappointments into opportunities and celebrations! February always takes a front row … Continue reading

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