I remember watching an interview with black writers (awhile back), and Sonia Sanchez was on the panel. She was still fiery/soulful as ever, but I was shocked at how much older she looked. Sometimes we forget, our trailblazers do/will grow older (and eventually pass away). That’s why it’s so important we archive/document their work, especially with black women writers, as they tend to be too easily erased from history. I mean it took Alice Walker to breath new life into the work of Zora Neale Hurston. If she hadn’t, Ms. Hurston would still be forgotten in an unmarked grave. We cannot allow other black women icons to fall to the wayside.
There is a new Kickstarter campaign to fund a new documentary on the life of Sonia Sanchez. Support if ya can!!