Nonfiction

The Gift of Life

(Published 12/24/15) THE GIFT OF LIFE December 24, 2015 Filed under FLORIDA, FRONT PAGE, HEALTH, NEWS Posted by FCEditor Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer and Christmas share a confounding irony for me this […]

“Spiritual Opioid Dreams” as featured in Solstice Literary Magazine Fall/Winter 2015

  Solstice Lit Mag is published three times a year and is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to promote diversity of all types in literature and photography. Penny Dickerson is a writer of place, risk, and experimental inspiration. Her current creative direction merges poetics with the nonfiction genre, and she is currently penning […]

Black Girl on the Bluffs!

There are two things you need to know when visiting Martha’s Vineyard: 1.) Where to go. 2.) Where NOT to go. I’ve been on “The Vineyard” –  as the locals call it – for five days strong as a writer participating in a lively retreat at the Noepe Literary Arts Center on Main Street. Wait, that’s something […]

My Current Situation: I’m half-a-century plus one

It’s been a minute since I’ve crawled out of bed amidst an anxious toss ‘n turn and took to the keys. If you can’t get your “stroke on” in bed, every good writer knows how to soothe her soul with key strokes. So, it’s September. Practically mid-month. Specifically, the 22nd. Actually, it’s the pivotal month that tends […]

Ebony Magazine: Cancer Journals in the Raw

As a matter of fact, these cancer journals ARE about me. I pray that cancer may never be about you. For those who support my writing, thank you. For those who are hung up over the diction (that means there are three words of profanity in each), I also pray that your pious religious beliefs and […]

What’s a cancer survivor like me doing in Ebony? (The back story)

CLICK LINK TO READ MY JOURNAL DEBUT: Cancer is Crazy: Journals in the Raw (Part I) http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/cancer-is-crazy-journals-in-the-raw-part-1-967#axzz2SScicOu0 First allow me to remind some and initially inform others that I’ve been writing/blogging about African Americans and Cancer for more than two years. I was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma in 2006 after decades of other health related […]

Pearls, Pumps & Purpose: Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

  The hottest ticket in town this past Saturday was the “Pearls, Pumps & Purpose” Women’s Empowerment & Networking Luncheon hosted by the Business & Professional Women’s Federation of Southside Church of God in Christ. Sure, you could have opted  to attend the Jacksonville Black Expo, Edward Waters College Homecoming parade and game, or even ventured to see […]