Giving Voice to “A Quiet Desperation”

Cross Pollination Pages is a bi-weekly series featuring guest posts and articles written by other light beacons and hopes to connect ideas and people together in ways that wouldn’t have been possible.

Today’s episode features Marita Golden, an award-winning novelist and nonfiction writer. Her latest novel, The Wide Circumference of Love, is about an African American family dealing with Alzheimer’s. I was inspired to share her email message below, as my father made his transition in 2015 from Dementia. Enjoy and Share!




Dear DeBorah,

Because I know that you share my concern about the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on the African American community I am sending you an early copy of my Washington Post Magazine story “A Quiet Desperation” which investigates WHY African Americans are twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer’s and profiles a family impacted by the disease. The article will be published Sunday, June 4th.
Please read and share with your friends and family. We need to get a meaningful conversation started! Click here to read the article. Thank you in advance!

About DeBorah

My mission is to motivate myself and other magnetic, melanin aware light beacons to become better conscious co-creators of the life they desire, while removing race, gender and generational blockages on the path to planetary oneness.

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