WURD Radio is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on economic mobility. Read more at or follow at @brokeinphilly. By Sincerely Syreeta In the spring semester of 2010, I was a 21-year-old woman attending Temple University full-time, working part-time and raising two daughters under the age of 6. It was one [...]

When you’re writing two weekly columns, doing television commentary and hosting a daily radio show, there’s very little glamour involved. In my darkest moments, I am huddled in a bathroom with a phone and computer.

“As a writer, my work is about sharing little pieces of myself. Those who read carefully get a peek inside my mind, where words orbit thoughts like worlds circling the sun. One day that sun is Ferguson. The next it’s Philadelphia. The next, it’s my home. But always, the universe is fatherhood. That much stays the same.” Click the link to read the rest.

Sometimes when you’re in the midst of doing, you don’t get a chance to drink it all in. I need to take a minute to sip, savor and say Thank You.

Back in my 20s, even before I made the huge decision to leave my 9-to-5 job for an uncertain future as a full-time creative, I was heavily engaged in the theater.

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