Letysha Montgomery: Writer and Women’s Health Advocate

Personal health change inspires self-awareness and self-advocacy for new writer. It can get really challenging starting anything for the first time. To your surprise, the biggest obstacle often comes from yourself. It’s not so much of having the confidence to dive-in but the belief in oneself to carry the process through completion.  Of course, this always sounds easy enough but what exactly does that look … Continue reading Letysha Montgomery: Writer and Women’s Health Advocate

Donna M. Jackson: Sociologist Redefining Empathy and Value

Examining the Black Community, Donna M. Jackson emphasizes the importance of reclaiming our self-worth. Let’s get honest with ourselves for a moment. Let’s get real with the feelings that we’ve let simmer on the back burner long enough. Constantly focused on cooking up our next idea that will hopefully take us to better positions than where we are in life. Yes, goal setting is important … Continue reading Donna M. Jackson: Sociologist Redefining Empathy and Value

B. Michael Long: Redefining Free-Thinking Through Poetry

Kansas City poet, B. Michael Long shares how his curious mind works to shift the narrative forward. If one is seeking wisdom, there is a conscious choice being made to grow. In cases of writers, their words become more particular, intentionally slated to cause a ripple effect of change. The resources and influences for the words can be found through experiences, whether recent or seasoned. … Continue reading B. Michael Long: Redefining Free-Thinking Through Poetry

Reonda Thompson: Delightfully Daring Poet

How this writer boldly uses her gift to find herself and encourages others to do the same. Words are everywhere. Being flung about in their many mediums and then sticking to us for only our own individual reasons. The relationship between us and them, is a relentless search for growth and understanding. Specifically, understanding one another. The dialogue serves as a bridge of communication that … Continue reading Reonda Thompson: Delightfully Daring Poet

Danielle Davis: World Shaping Poet and Writer

The art of writing is as flexible as it is transformative. The intentions staring you in the face are as clear as the black, sharp font in front of you now. Or the hidden gems that wait for your mind to catch up to it is fantastical measures. That control all found within the uniqueness of the author’s hand. Each genre tying back to them … Continue reading Danielle Davis: World Shaping Poet and Writer

Black Writers of KC Announced for Upcoming Series

For third Kansas City series, The Black Sunflower annouces the featured Black writers to be interviewed. Over a week ago, we put out a call to Black artists who share their voices through written content in the Kansas City area. After combing through an overwhelming amount of submissions from varying genres, we were encouraged to expand our features. Versus the 8 featured slots we mentioned … Continue reading Black Writers of KC Announced for Upcoming Series

Write Away: Urgent Call to Black Writers in Kansas City

Seeking visionary voices, The Black Sunflower dedicates it’s latest series to Black writers in Kansas city. Going into 2020, many of us saw visions of ourselves excelling in personal and professional goals. Sights were set on reinvention within each of us and in our communities, however no one could expect the disruptions that have come. For the last 6 months, the entire world has had … Continue reading Write Away: Urgent Call to Black Writers in Kansas City

The Kansas City Renaissance Narrative

Meet the Black Kansas City artists featured for The Black Sunflower’s upcoming project, The Kansas City Renaissance Narrative. Yes, Kansas City is the home of the 2020 Super Bowl champs but there is much more happening here. Lately, we have felt our city changing in ways unimaginable and often we don’t get the representation that we deserve, and the percentage gets smaller when we consider … Continue reading The Kansas City Renaissance Narrative