LeslieWrites all the time. Like right now.

While you're reading this, I am probably banging out prose inspired by the late, great Langston Hughes, whose poetry, when I was in the sixth grade, burrowed deep into my soul for all of eternity. Or I may be creating some blog rant about how I loathe reality television and the sad, superficial images of women—especially black women—we can’t seem to escape today. Perhaps I’m waxing philosophical about the Hindu religious festival of Maha Kumbh Mela near the city of Allahabad, which I find fascinating. Or writing about how running marathon after marathon has made me the courageous, spirited, unstoppable albeit foolhardy woman I am today. Writing is my joie de vivre. It’s what I do. It’s who I am. It definitely defines a significant part of me. Watch. Read. Learn.