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Maquita Donyel

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There’s nothing quite like sharing an intimate piece of yourself with the world and then having even one person love it, respect it, and/or feel it. My intimate piece? ย The book I published in August 2016 calledย Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles. Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles,ย consists of poems, prose, and short stories compiled into three characters. The book covers love, friendship, heartbreak, spirituality, abuse, cultural conflict, affirmations, and femininity.

Coffee is the common manโ€™s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility –ย Sheik Abd-Kadir.

I’ve been drinking the common man’s gold since the age ofย six. ย Coffee was introduced to me by my God-grandmother, who is in fact practically a real lifeย fairy. She has one of the kindest hearts I know. Proof? Well, she introduced me to coffee.