Occasional Monthly Newsletter April | 2018
Food For The Soul
"I had followed your writings when you lived in Newton. I really enjoyed them and am thrilled to have found you again...Keep up the good work, very proud of you and hope to meet you one day soon. Cheers! ~ Kathleen Carland, Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Sherborn MA
" You're a terrific writer, and your life story is remarkable...I like, and admire, your writing. I've seen some of these themes written about before, many times-- but hardly ever so clearly and with such insight." ~ Andrew Szanton, Writer

“Wow! I couldn't stop reading!...obviously the writing is good for that to happen! ~ Helaine Golan, Yoga Teacher & Writer
Happy Spring
from Anna Dunwell

Anna's Editorial

Dear Folks,

April is my birthday month and so I'm featuring my favorite flower, and my favorite color and a new cheerier newsletter design.

My apologies for not proof reading the newsletter myself before sending it out in March. 

Fortunately, my editor Alexander Weinstein has persevered with me over the last five year through several drafts, revisions, and my dyslexia. Just getting back to non-newsletter writing after several weeks off for spring cleaning, laundr, organizing and decluttering, the holiday, taxes, and adjusting to a new computer.
Thanks for your cover comments. The COVERS ARE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  I'm looking forward to sharing a cover with you soon.

Thank you to all of you who visit my Anna Dunwell Writer Facebo ok Page .  The community is great. People often ask, "What are you all about? I write about living in my skin. We don't live in a "post racial and post feminist" world. We live in a world where pointless murder of children and adults happens every day. I write about how I journey from internalized slavery to continuous joy arrival every day. Here's an   Excerpt from Alert The Paparazzi, Book 1 Check it out.

Peace, Love and Resistance,
Sacred Finger Taps Down the Hill of Secrets to Print from Poppy Colored Brain Writer

Imagine my surprise and joy on March 13, 2018 when I received a fan email about my writing, from someone who remembered me from Massachusetts. I wrote her back, but want to thank her for acknowledging my work from Sacred Finger Taps Down the Hill of Secrets to Print from Poppy Colored
Brain Writer. Thank you so much Kathleen. Your kind words are much appreciated.So, I'm bringing back my musings that don't fit in my memoir. 

Sign up to have these shorts sent to your email address: Sacred Finger Taps Down the Hill of Secrets to Print from Poppy Colored Brain Writer ----> CLICK HERE

"Truly, the wise proclaim that love is the only path, love is the only God, and love is the only scripture. Only love can bring unity and remove the separation between all living beings. Only love purifies the body and mind. Love is not far away; it is as close as your heart. You can find it living there without walking a single step. Love is my only path. I am, in fact, a pilgrim on the path of love." ~ Swami Kripalu
Nuts & Bolts

Every writer's dream is a full tool kit and a complete skill set. I've come across some amazing tools for writers. This week I've added the Jazz Grove and Plot Factory to the other awesome ones I wrote about last month. Check out these new nuts & bolts ---> CLICK HERE
Marching For Our Lives
March 24, 2018
 Young people led the largest march in USA history in Washington DC. They showed the world how to change government policy. Over 800 “sibling marches” happened worldwide, in large cities, small towns, blue and red states, and in places where guns are part of everyday life. Students spoke their fears and anger. They shared their plans to continue fighting gun violence by any means necessary, for as long as it takes.
April 6, 2018
Brooklyn, Wednesday
At the rally for Vassell, Women’s March leader and activist Linda Sarsour, who is from Brooklyn, called for the officers who shot Vassell to go to jail. Another unidentified speaker at the rally demanded an investigation into the killing. “They’re shooting us like birds, and it needs to stop,” he said. “People have to be held responsible for this. We need to check these police officers and lock them up.”
April 6, 2018
Brooklyn, Thursday
Hundreds of people  rallied in New York City on Thursday evening to call for justice for Saheed Vassell, an  unarmed black man who was shot by police  the day before.
Activists gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where New York City police shot at the 34-year-old father  10 times  and killed him on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said it was opening an investigation into Vassell’s death.
Follow the voices of student victims of gun violence in an online campaign, started by Carlitos Rodriguez, a 17-year-old junior and his friends to represent the minorities omitted by the media, the Latinos, African-Americans, and Asians. 
Oklahoma, Kentucky and West Virginia Teachers March
This week, thousands of teachers and supporters marched on state capitols in Oklahoma and Kentucky. They’re demanding that students get a better education after decades of budget cuts and austerity forced by Republican state legislators.This week, thousands of teachers and supporters marched on state capitols in Oklahoma and Kentucky. Last month in West Virginia, teachers demanded increases and won, proving that Republicans can be forced to back down.
Paige White, a Celia Clinton math and science teacher said " I’m doing a little bit better than I expected, I’m 54 years old and do not work out regularly. I feel great. To me, that’s God supporting me and this is what I’m supposed to do."
Another big walkout is planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting in Colorado.

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poem From Whitey & the Cracker Jack by May Yang.
From To Whitey & the Cracker Jack by May Yang.

That I could be this human at this time
breathing, looking, seeing, smelling

That I could be this moment at this time
resting, calmly moving, feeling

That I could be this excellence at this time
sudden, changed, peaceful, & woke

To all my friends who have been with me in weakness
when water falls rush down my two sides

To all my friends who have felt me in anguish
when this earthen back breaks between the crack of two blades

To all my friends who have held me in rage
when fire tears through swallows behind tight grins

I know you
I see you
I hear you

Although the world is silent around you

I know you
I see you
I hear you

From To Whitey & the Cracker Jack (Anhinga Press, 2017). Copyright © 2017 by May Yang. Reprinted by permission of Anhinga Press.
Helping Each Other
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Get the app Credit Stacker to teach yourself and your children about money and credit, and listen to it's creator, Angel Rich on The Breakfast Club talk about financial literacy. Forbes Magazine compared her to Steve Jobs. In addition to being an author she is also the Founder of the Wealth Factory. Her book, History of the Black Dollar reveals significant economic moments in history that have helped shape America – slavery, sharecropping,convict leasing, Little Rock Nine, Black Wall Street, Civil Rights, The Great Recession,
Black Lives Matter and other important milestones – along with highlighting important figures, and some lesser known individuals who have made these Black, financially historical moments possible through their personal diligent efforts.

This book aims to help older generations remember, while enlightening younger generations on the progression of America and its direct correlation to the support of Black Americans. It will inspire both groups to continuing uplifting economic social justice.
Coming Soon More Black History
I, Anna Dunwell am a writer. I have been a grand daughter, a daughter, a wife, a partner, a divorcee, parent, an empty nester, a parental caregiver, an orphan after parent's deaths, I have done things: MFA, E-RYT, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor Director and Founder, Soul Sanctuary South, Durham NC Faculty Appointment Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, Former Yoga Instructor Boston Medical Center (2006 - 2013), Yoga Instructor Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, Dana Farber Cancer Institute (2013-2014) and I will continue to do things, as my dear friend noticed:

"You remind me of a Sufi, a whirling dervish of energy.
You’re the resource that is unending energy.
You provide it to others and live it for yourself. " ~ Val King
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