1175488_10100257941285401_1765531044_nThis 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.

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I feel connected to…
black identity, politics, culture, liberation, history, womanhood, my queer identity, and activism.

I dislike…
white supremacy, patriarchy, and paternalism

I love…
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.

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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.

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