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About Michelle Phillips

​      I write because I want to change the way the world views race.  With each piece, my aim is to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans, while educating people about our culture. 
     Whether it's through contemporary poetry or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 

Committed to changing the way the world looks at race.
"Not Sugar Coated: Keeping It Real"

"Teachers Taking Charge"

"Cultural Patterns & Interactions Among African-American Male Adolescence"


by K on 10/27/13

How does one know when they are growing?


Do you accept people for who they are?

Do you know that EVERYONE has idiosyncrasies?

Most importantly, do YOU know that you have them too?

Do you know that what you perceive as your “normal” quirks,

 are NOT more acceptable than someone else’s?

Do you even acknowledge that you may indeed, have weird ways?

Do you try to get the speck out of someone else’s eye?

While not dealing with the beam in your own eye?

It’s easier to try to “tell” someone about who you think they are.

It’s easier to try to tell someone how to act or how not to;


 not being able to handle when someone tells you their perception of YOU.

Can you acknowledge that we are all different?

BUT, know that we can still embrace each other,

 (While making a mental determination)

if those “different” ways are worth a “next time”?

While remembering that you too, are not perfect?

If you answered yes to 8 of those,

That’s GROWTH.