D. Watkins talks about the power of love, rejection and telling the truth
D. Watkins is tired of the lies. Lies about being tough, about not feeling pain … or loss … or rejection.
In his latest book, ‘Black Boy Smile: A Memoirin Moments,’Watkins shows how he learned to face those lies and push through to the truth. He hopes everyone, especially young Black men and boys, find that strength from his stories:
“I want them to understand that we all have the power to write our own scripts. I want them to understand that even if you’re from a rough environment, you still deserve a happy ending, you deserve to be loved, you deserve people to care about you and you deserve to care about other people.” (15 sec)
Plus, how reading set his life on a whole different path.
D. Watkins is part of the Writers LIVE! series at Enoch Pratt Central Library on Wed. Aug. 3 at 7pm. More details here. He'll also be signing copies of "Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised" with Carmelo Anthony at Urban Reads on Saturday Aug. 6 at 2pm. More info here.