2021 AALAS LITERARY MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

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Spring has sprung, and with it comes Mother's Day. This is a time to celebrate all mothers, both living and deceased. It is also a time for reading. Reading helps us connect with our innermost thoughts and feelings. It can also show us new ways of looking at the world. Reading can be a form of self-care, a way to relax and unwind after a long day. It can also be a way to learn new things and expand our horizons. So, this spring, Intellectual Ink Magazine is bringing a mix of seasoned and newbie writers to entertain, educate and uplift.

 

Our Feature this month is Coach Coco aka MackMama, and she tells of her extraordinary journey from incarceration to inspiration. In #writenews we have conversations with Pat G'orge-walker, Niyya Moore, and Elizabeth Johnson. In business we #bossup with Cattitude. In #healthandwellness we explore Meditation Madness with Kiva Vera. Erick S. Gray discusses the slap heard around the world, and Haikeem Stokes discusses "Creating Pyramids out of Ant Hills" with Nigel Carrington. We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed producing it. In these turbulent times, we implore you to celebrate and honor your mother (or the mother figures in your life) on Mother's Day.

Thanks for submitting!

Julia Press Simmons - Editor In Chief

Allison Grace - Managing Editor

Shonell Bacon - Editor

Charlotte Young-Foye - Creative Director

Braheim Gibbs = Contributing Writer

HaiKeem Stokes - Columnist

Erick S. Grey - Columnist

Diane P. Rembert - Columnist

Phoenix c. Brown - Columnist

Shonda Mayes - Columnist

Author Untamed - Columnist

Obsession - Columnist