Shionka McGlory residing in Oklahoma.
2. What is your preferred art form? And when did you start?
I love crafting and doing DIY projects but this last year or so I’ve grown closer to reading and writing. I’ve penned and won a few pieces in elementary and high school but never took a big interest in it.
Hands down, Mocha Books. An online bookstore and literacy resource that I created in 2017. I’ve spent a great deal of time (often, time away from my children that I feel guilty for) building this platform to bring exposure to books that feature characters of color and/or written/illustrated by authors of color.
That literacy and cultural and diverse representation in literature (especially in the home) are important.
Don’t be afraid to seize the opportunities. Stay true to yourself because more than half of the people your surround yourself with won’t be there later in life.
To learn more about Mocha Books please visit http://www.readwithmochabooks.com or go to Instagram @readwithmochabooks
Thanks for sharing Shionka!