Leslie Rand Wilderson
READING THE WRITTEN WORD IS A JOY THAT IS ONLY SURPASSED BY WRITING IT -LRW
I Am Here Publications is a space that I created to archive my work as I embark on a writing expedition and document the things that are important to me during each new day.
V Musings: the plant-based diet sourcebook part 1
by Leslie Rand Wilderson
The mysteries of plant nutrition are set free on page after page of this gripping graphic work that artfully explores the benefits of edible plants one topic at a time. From wheatgrass juice to popular trends in vegan dining, V Musings gives you a broad understanding of the plant-based diet one topic at a time. It references plant-based products, lists plant food nutrient profiles, and explores the cultural aspects of plant-based living. In V Musing, Dr. Wilderson takes you on a scientific discovery tour to answer questions about photonutrients, lay out satisfying alternatives to animal products, and unearth plant food sources that promote well-being and happiness.
V Musings is a great source of information for vegans and plant-based dabblers alike and will serve as a historic reference that chronicles the rise of the plant-based diet. Reading a book that will give you a new outlook on plant food and an endless supply of nutrition facts to share with those you love has never been more fun! Published by Fulton Books, Meade PA 2021.
My Hair Goes Up: hair poetics
Poems, essays, and ideas regarding passage of the CROWN act
by Leslie Rand Wilderson
My Hair Goes Up uses essays and poetics to examine the California CROWN Act (SB 188), a law written to create a respectful, open workplace and world for natural hair.
This book is a poetic tribute to the lofty, helically shaped hair that deserves to exist freely, and it shares a heartening perspective on the norms surrounding the legacy of contrived racial divisions.
My Hair Goes Up poetically deconstructs problematic human divisions and explores solutions that will create an equal existence for all people. Published by Barnes & Noble Press 2021.
“Becoming un-raced. The notion of being un-raced rejects human color references because being human is what is most relevant; and being human is the only reference that matters both scientifically and socially.
Remove from the dictionary
one definition entry for the word race.
Remove the passage that defines race
as groupings of humans,
and the word race will still describe
the course of the sun or moon
through the celestial sky,
which shows majestic views of
the sea change in human interaction
and watches over the rise of nebulous clouds that carry away the sojourn of a delusion.
Race will still define
the dash to discover harmony.
And it will still be the channel
of quiescent engagement
in a tide of altruistic goals
that humans can achieve
when the veiling dictionary entry of race,
the one defining human division,
is removed from our consciousness.
Rid the world of archaic ilk so our hearts can beat with the style and manner that allows unfathomable liberation to create identities based on affinity and feeling,
where there are no lanes or finish lines
to guide the exhibition of self-expression,
where the limits go beyond the sky
and humanity is fashioned by benevolence,
humankind is shaped by its journey of goodwill,
and where our power to navigate beyond conviction is all owing to the omission of race.
-Excerpted from the book My Hair Goes Up Hair Poetics