I want to write a story that will inspire and enlighten the public. A work of art that is moving like Zora and provocative like Spike Lee. I wonder what it will take to inspire me to “grind” the way they did. And by this ambiguous verb “grind” I mean research, seek knowledge, remain focused and continue to persevere. This month my goal is to create a piece paying homage to my race, culture and history. In honor of black history month I want to collaborate with my Xtreme Teen Theatre Program participants in constructing a phenomenal work of art that celebrates African American history, culture and the future.