Her Office: Act 1 Scene 5

Scene 5 INT. AN UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR SITS AT HER DESK IN THE OFFICE TENDING TO EACH CALL WITH CARE. FLORENCE Hi, thank you for calling Humble and Humane, the domestic violence service for all, how can we help you today? Are you in a safe place? CALLER (O.S.) Yes, I’m in a safe place.… Continue reading Her Office: Act 1 Scene 5

Her Office: Act 1 Scene 4

Scene 4 FADE IN: LORRAINE IS IN THE OFFICE CLEANING HER DESK As Lorraine shreds paper LORRAINE I wish I had friends, this is annoying. I’m tired of working. Lorraine empties the trash can, returns to desk. As Lorraine wipes off her desktop LORRAINE All of these people are annoying. I just want to work… Continue reading Her Office: Act 1 Scene 4

Her Office: Act 1 Scene 3

Scene 3 FADE IN:DINA IS A COLLEGE SOPHOMORE THAT LIVES OFF CAMPUS AND IS CATCHING THE BUS As Dina waits at the bus stop. DINA I wish I wasn’t always late, I hate public transportation. The bus arrives. Dina arrives at the office. BEATRICE You’re late. DINA I caught the bus. BEATRICE There’s no excuse,… Continue reading Her Office: Act 1 Scene 3

An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema

“If I can just publish a poem per day and rely on my writing as a way out I’m sure that I’ll get through this last semester.” –SA Those are the words I whisper to myself as my skinny black body and Afro goes into each classroom trying to fulfill expectations. As I walk around… Continue reading An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema