Write 2 Be Magazine

For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box

Letter from the Editor

March is International Women’s History Month.  I think when we think about celebrating the history of women we can not do so without honoring their strength, their willpower, their tenacity, their perseverance, their words, and their power.  Throughout history so many women have helped to shape this world and the arts into what it has become today and we should never forget that.

Women have been displaying their strength and their power, even modestly so, for centuries, dating back to the bible with Mary and the Daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 27: 1-11), up until now with influential women such as Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.  Women have come such a long way and no longer have to quietly contribute to the world.  They no longer have to hide their various capabilities and their yearning to be front and center and instead be forced to walk on the sidelines or even worse, be placed on the back burner.

I think that not only have our first lady and our former secretary of state proved that, but also names like Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg (COO of facebook), Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Debre Lee (CEO of BET), Chondra Rhimes (creator of the hit television shows Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and new sensation Scandal), J.K. Rowling, and the list could go on for miles.

So I wanted to dedicate this issue to women and the power that they possess, that they don’t often realize that they possess, and not only the power in our actions but also in our words.  All of the articles and content in this issue are by women including the interview with Ms. LaMonique Hamilton (who I think we’ll be adding to that list of influential women in no time), who is an author and up and coming media mogul.  I hope that you ladies out there enjoy this issue and that you celebrate your power, your strength, and your words.

Uniquely Yours,

Your Editor

Jimmetta Carpenter

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About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter was born and raised in the Prince George’s County Maryland and has had a very big imagination since a very early age. She has been writing poetry since she was in elementary school around the age of ten. Her love of words has allowed her to express herself in ways in which verbally she can not. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and the author of a collection of poetry, The Art of Love under the Pseudonym Gemini, and a novel titled The Diary: Succession of Lies under the Pseudonym Jaycee Durant. She is looking forward to producing two new online magazines, Write 2 Be, and Write 2 Be*Kids, in 2013 under Write 2 Be Media Co. She is currently working on her third and fourth novels and is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.

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