About

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Concept and Vision

The term “Betty” was inspired by the late, great pin up Bettie Page, to describe an attractive and intriguing woman.  Over the years, the term evolved to describe a range of women from a chilled out beach bunny/surfer girl to a sophisticated diva.  I interpret these definitions and assert that a “Betty” is self-confident, stylish and most importantly, a positive force in the world around her.  To Betty, love is at the core of every endeavor. Love for self, love for community, and love of our sisters. Love is a verb, demonstrated only through generative actions and thought.  She never just takes what she’s fed; thinking critically is an imperative.  “Brown” was added as a qualifier to “Betty,” to pay homage to women of color.

T-town is a big part of who I am, and urban life experiences will influence my content and perspective. I’m a single mom of two (college sophomore and a 7th grade gaming addict) just trying to do right by the opportunities I’ve been given. Sometimes I have no idea what I’m doing: when my kid fell in love at 7, when Black people keep dying, etc. And at the same time trying to create opportunities that my people, my city, and I have been denied. Can you dig it?

Please comment on what you read, whether you agree or disagree, as this is meant to be a dialogue. Real discussion can only take place if all opinions are welcome. If you like the content, please share this blog with your friends and family.

Love and blessings,
BB

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Kellie, there is a new online Tacoma based literary site – creativecolloquy.com – that you might want to check out. Would love to see you submit some of your writing to it. I know you primarily as an area poet, and though the site is focused more on prose than poetry, you are a versatile enough writer that you some of your excellent prose or poetry would be a great addition to the site. They also host monthly readings the last Monday of every month at the B Sharp Cafe in Opera Alley.

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