Author Archive: Ewurama Hayford, Contributor

Ewurama Hayford learned to write by penning romance novels to cope with the tedium of Math class in high school. She enjoys writing and reading fiction, and is currently working on an anthology of short stories inspired by life in the diaspora. In her other life, she works as a nurse practitioner for a bustling family practice, where she draws inspiration from her glimpses into other people’s lives. When she isn’t writing, reading, photographing or nursing, she makes her home in Hartford, Connecticut with her husband Isaac and their little boy.

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I Am A Strong Woman…Not

I Am A Strong Woman…Not

Strong women.  Do you know any? Jill Scott sings about them, Erykah Badu croons soulful ballads dedicated to them. Well, I know a couple. I’m not talking about the Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton types.  I’m referring to the ever growing legion of empowered women who make their presence known on Facebook. To underscore their […]

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Real Love is Not Scandalous

Real Love is Not Scandalous

It’s February, dear reader. The month of roses, chocolate and Cupid’s arrows. I’m a romantic, y’all.  A hopeless, bona fide Harlequin- slash- Lifetime movie romantic.  I’ve followed the great fictional romances of our TV obsessed generation- Ross and Rachel, Monica and Chandler, Niles Crane and Daphne, Addison and Sam, Buffy and Angel, Dr Mc Dreamy […]

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How A Case of Mommy Brain Helps You Forget all About 2012

How A Case of Mommy Brain Helps You Forget all About 2012

My name is Ama and I have Mommy Brain. Mommy Brain.  Loosely defined, it is a mysterious medical condition where a human postpartum female’s mind is so overwhelmed with care giving tasks that she develops a pervasive, persistent personality change, often affecting her ability to function properly within society. I wept like a baby, dear […]

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