Archive for August, 2010

July: Words Lost in Space

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2010 by Raqiyah Mays

I fell off the Earth with my blog in July. It was like I couldn’t get the words out my system. Like I was sucked into some type of wormhole that had me focusing on everything and everyone except my writing, my need to speak, my need to push little letters and punctuation marks out my head, down to my heart, through my fingers, and on to a computer screen.

Perhaps it’s the hectic energy that surrounded me when organizing my parties. Last month, I began throwing a weekly, Wednesday, afterwork networking event at a rooftop lounge in Union Square called “Bar 13” (35 E. 35th St btw 5th Ave and Broadway) 6p-11p. Event planning takes so much management, creativity, and time, that the effort made me question if I had the space in my life or the patience to be a promoter. But then the parties became a hit. “Broadway Night Out” I call them. And now folks drip dance floor sweat on Wednesdays, packing the spot like they have no job. Gyrating like they haven’t been out in years. I love it! But July is over, the party is on weekly summertime replay, the kid is gearing up to go back to school in a few weeks, and I think I’ve finally figured out how to manage my time better, so I can write again. So I can vomit out the backed up sentences that have made me nauseous. So I can clear my brain, empty out my artistic bladder, Pepto Bismol the written constipation, give myself a creative colonic. So I can write dammit!!

And to honor my missing blog for the month of July (better late than never), I’ve added an interview I did that ran in the lucky 7th month of the year. I actually sat for this interview with Dr Boyce Watkins on AOL Black Voices in June (notice the dreadlocks). But because it ran on the AOL site last month, I’m making this my belated July blog update, video style: Love and the internet. Click the link below to check it:

via Dr. Boyce Video: Raqiyah Mays, Demetria Lucas on Love, Relationships.