About the Author

Kathryn H. Ross is the author of memoir Black Was Not A Label (2019, Pronto) and poetry chapbook Count It All Loss (2021, GoldScriptCo). She writes and edits in Southern California and loves cats and naps. Read her prose, essays, and poetry at speakthewritelanguage.com.

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  1. I’ve been looking for what my 2022 focus or “word” is that resonates with where I am in this world and how I can be a better reflection of who I want to be. This article completely hit my heart. I want to look for the light. I want to be a light in the darkness for others. Thank you for your words. Let there be LIGHT in 2022 and may it start with us.

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