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Magic in Her Pen

Magic in Her Pen

(Inspiring young female writers)

By Alika Turner


For centuries we have been blessed as a culture with amazing African American female writers. Authors, who have inspired, uplifted and encouraged women. As young female writers we have some large shoes to fill but, none the less amazing and powerful shoes.


Truth is told as a writer your work is never prefect your words never rhyme. You run from the truth because it’s easier to tell a lie. You’re often defined as “”Inspiring Writers”. 


Although you’re young, your experience has carried you like a baby in the womb. When alone you write with grace and confidence: when amongst others your words stand tall. They are powerful, they carry empathy and sympathy. Your desire is to be heard and understood. Your passion is to create a movement and enlighten the world. 


Young women write if that’s all you know. Write to prove a point. Write to set yourself free. Write to give a voice to the mute. Young women embrace your talent, feed and nurture your talent. Never hide that pen for it will dry. Remember there’s magic in your pen. Let it go free and change the world. 

Embrace your ideas

Give them a voice

Write from the beginning

For there is no end

Share your heart through your pen

Young woman your words hold passion

Your thoughts encourage dreams

For there is magic in your pen

By Alika Turner

One of Many

Zora Neale Hurston 

Zora Neale Hurston

Author of “Their Eyes Were Watching God

Precious Williams

Precious Williams

Author of “Color Blind”

R walker

Rebecca Walker, Mississippi native and graduate of Yale University. Time magazine calls her “The most influential writer of her generation”.

Author of “Black White and Jewish

About Little Black Village

Little Black Village promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African American youth. Little Black Village is a dedicated to discussing and exploring ways of keeping our black youth from dropping out of high school and encouraging them in seeking higher education and living up to their fullest potential. Little Black Village is also committed to making a difference in the black community by encouraging its members to share their voices through social media outlets, lead by example by taking an active role in mentoring a black youth, connecting families to educational resources and actively taking part of community services in and out of our communities.



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