According to popular opinion, change is hard...
That is for true...
But in this very early new year, change is definitely afoot,
We can see it quite clearly in the political arena...
If we are all honest, and we must be...
A year ago manywould have been quick to say, no way,
If anyone had told us how well Barack Obama would have done in Iowa or South Carolina...
Change is a afoot...
Also in the writing game,
I see changes,
Though it is slow, more people are coming out, talking about the state of African-American literature,
And what we can do about it,
And that change will be most difficult,
Because it involves taking our hearts out of it and thinking with our minds and wallets,
One of the major ways to exact a change in a Capitalist world is with the wallet...
And since so many seem to feel we are selling ourselves short with some of what's hitting the shelves,
The only way that will change is if the consumer decides to stop consuming,
Many ways it's like drug wars, a war no one can hope to win, as long as people want to get high...
Otherwise, as in any arena, we will always get what we have always gotten...
Personal change for many is also underway,
I can attest to that,
Aging changes things,
Circumstances changes things,
Opportunities changes things,
The biggest challenge from a personal standpoint,
Is whether we are willing to embrace change, making it work for us,
The most stagnant thing...
Is when one digs in, refusing to change because of fear,
Or hanging on to what was,
Thinking it will come back, if we hold on tightly enough,
Can't think of a single case where that actually occurred....
This is not to say, one should change for change's sake...
But to grow, prosper, expand...
Change we must...
Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679