PLN Presents: Love is Color – Rashida V.

PLN LIC edition

Welcome to a special edition of Purple Night Lights! Today we are celebrating the Love is Color Anthology. The release date is Feb 14th! In the mean time I will be welcoming the ladies behind the words in the book. Please welcome: Rashida V. 

Rashida V

Q & A

Tell us about your work in the Love is Color Anthology. 
 It was a simple write actually. Since I have always loved the color Blue, this story flowed
Honey colored Blue naturally. I personally see the color Blue as a direct connection to Bliss, Peace or Love of many sorts. I played on the Blues (in a musical connotation) as a direct reflection to my perception of love and transcended it into human form.
Who or what inspired the work(s)? 
 I have always been attracted to the color, Blue…or it to me….I am not sure. When I think of the color Blue, I think of love. For example, each time I take a cruise to a Caribbean Island I am always in awe of the different hues of Blue that are the bodies of water there. My heart stops for a minute and I realize each time that I am in love! It never fails. Even the Blue skies make me melt. I feel like I have reached nirvana while gazing up at its beauty. Some of the most beautiful things are Blue and I love them by nature.
What writer, poet or artist inspires you the most and why? 
 Nikki Giovanni and Zora Neale Hurston are my 2 favorite writers. I feel like GOD specially made their hands and gave them the gift of gold-writing. Their pens seem to posses some sort of magic that can’t be pinpointed. I love the way their stories and poems make me feel, nostalgic.
What’s next for you?
 I plan to write a movie script and become a successful Realtor.
Where can readers find your work? 
 “From the Abundance of My Pen”, 2016. Available by purchase from myself, directly. “When Queens Speak”, 2017. Available for free in e-book format only at: http://www.smashwords.com. I also, have works in other books such as: A Literary Assault on the American Mind (An Anthology), The Poetic Soul Talk Show Magazine, All 4 parts of the S.O.U.L. Literary Magazine collection and Brown Molasses Sunday (an Anthology).

Bio:

Rashida
©Rashida V Used with permission

A published authoress by way of NJ. Born a creative thinker, who developed the gift of poetry & short story writing. A woman God-kissed and blessed by the pen. Authoress & Poetess Future Realtor

Social Media:

Instagram: @Authoress.rv

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