Because Positive Representation Matters
About Inspire Publishing
I'm just a girl chasing her childhood dreams. As a little girl, I always had a passion for writing, acting, and modeling but then life began to happen. I was so wrapped up in school, work, and family that I had little time to pursue my dreams.
However, when the Covid pandemic hit in 2020, it forced me to slow down and focus on my dreams. Writing became my therapy, my escape, and my joy. I started journaling and remembered how healing writing is. I wrote my first published article from a place of pain and disappointment for MetroFamily, titled, "I am a Black Mother of Three Boys and I Feel Helpless."
George Floyd's murder played out right in our face, forcing me to have conversations with my 10-year-old that I wasn't ready for. So I had to revert to my comfort zone and write about it. Through our conversations, my son, Keith Ross said, "Momma, we should write a book about this, so it can help other people." I thought that was a great idea that can serve several purposes. We decided we were going to have characters in the books that look like him and his friends. I truly believe that positive representation matters. It's healthy for children to see themselves in characters.
Therefore, I took my love for writing and helping others and my son's love for his friends and teachers, and we started making children's books that promote a positive self-image, literacy, critical thinking, and inclusion.
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works”