This is the official website and blog for poems and stories by me, Kristin Richardson Jordan. I am an activist and writer passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist learning. I write to free myself and explore issues of social justice and activism.
I also seek to connect my words to the places, events, and people around me as I sometimes write about family, friends, or community. In conjunction with my writing I am also the founder of Pens Up Press, an independent, activist-minded publishing company.
I live with my father and my lucky black cat Squeaky in Hoboken New Jersey.
I feel connected to…
black identity, politics, culture, liberation, history, womanhood, my queer identity, and activism.
white supremacy, patriarchy, and paternalism
reading, writing (especially poetry), being outside (especially when it’s hot), my family and friends-who-are-like-family, my cat, my hair, neo soul music, mass movements, meaningful organizing meetings, affirmations, African Art, Kwanzaa/black history celebrations (which should go on all year round in my opinion), swimming, and open mics.
If you like what you see on this blog, please follow me (link above and to the right) and receive more of my work, information on performances (in the new york/new jersey area), and info/discounts on my books. My first book Mules Fight Back was published on May 1st, 2016 (personal blog link) (Amazon page link). At the moment I am working on three more books (I am unsure in which order they will come out). A book of 365 affirmations for self esteem and suicide prevention; a book titled “water” about my self-esteem lessons and resilience learned during/after leaving a scary marriage; and a political poetry and affirmation book titled “Hope and Faith in the Time of Trump”. Much love.