Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Essays. African & African American Studies. California Interest. WHEN A PURPLE ROSE BLOOMS is a collection of poetry and essays that reflect writer Jeneé Darden's journey through Black womanhood. Through heart and humor, Darden engages us in conversations about race, love, sex, and mental health. Like a rose, being a Black woman in this society comes with its thorns and beauty. Darden brings that complexity to every page.
Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, public speaker, mental health advocate, and proud Oakland native. She has reported for NPR, Time Magazine, The LA Times, Ebony, Refinery 29, The Establishment, KQED and other outlets. Jeneé covers issues related to women, race and wellness on her website and podcast CocoaFly.com. During her down time, this former National Book Foundation summer fellow enjoys dancing and watching superhero movies. The daughter of O. J. Simpson Trial prosecutor Christopher Darden, Jeneé holds a BA in ethnic studies from UC San Diego and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA