Shahmet Gordon

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Introduction I am the founder of Adia Publishing Company. In Swahili, Adia means "gift from God" and this is how I view my writing. As such, I use this gift to share my life experiences and observations with the goal of encouraging, uplifting, or just allowing others to know that they are not alone in their struggles. A member of East Brooklyn Poets, I have performed at numerous open mics throughout New York City. I have also ministered through poetry at various churches during women's gatherings and celebrations. In 2007, I co-facilitated a workshop on motherhood at the groundbreaking Black Christian Women's Conference which was hosted by St. Paul Community Baptist Church. My poems have been published in The Positive Community and Turnaround, Inc.'s The Purple Poetry Book. (photo by Saddi Khali of