Courtney M. McSwain, Writer

Erica “Rivaflowz” Buddington on…Celebrating Failure

Photo Courtesy of Erica “Rivaflowz” Buddington Following online breadcrumbs often has its rewards, which was certainly true when I came across the work of Erica “Rivaflowz” Buddington during a spell of Twitter wandering. At age 26, Erica is already forging a writing identity to be reckoned with. She is a former HBO Def Poet, Brave… [Continue Reading]

Leah Lakins On…Money & Creativity

I’m excited to debut a new Q&A series, “Artists & Changemakers On…,” where artists, creative entrepreneurs and social change agents share their thoughts on each month’s blog theme. Today I’m thrilled to have independent editor and writer Leah Lakins share her thoughts on money and creativity. In January of this year, Leah Lakins fulfilled her… [Continue Reading]