Interview: Morgan Bullock
BROWN. began as a spoken word poem written and performed by Morgan Bullock and after many requests and longing desires from audience members to share these empowering words with their children, Morgan adapted her poem into a children’s book filled with color and vibrancy.
What or who inspired you to write Brown ?
MORGAN: The younger me who wished she had something that represented her and made her feel beautiful at a young age.
Did you face any challenges writing Brown?
MORGAN: When I first wrote the poem, I was very focused on making sure people who looked like me could feel empowered and beautiful. Coming up with things that conveyed the beauty of brown took time.
What do you hope for readers to take away from reading, Brown?
MORGAN: That brown is beautiful everywhere including the melanin in skin. I hope young boys and girls realize this at a young age and grow up not feeling ashamed but proud of their melanin.
What do you like to do when you're not writing?
MORGAN: I empower women after breakups and assist them in reaching their personal goals. I am also a motivational speaker or just speaking with my friends. I like to encourage people if not through writing then through speaking or chit chatting.
Who is your favorite author and why?
MORGAN: Maya Angelou - she had a way of eloquently describing feelings that cannot always be put into words. She had command over people with the selection of words she chose. Her life was excellent and eventful you saw and felt that in her writing.
Are you currently working on anything that you would like to share with our readers? If not, do yo plan to write and publish more books?
MORGAN:I am focused continuing to market and share BROWN., completing my coaching program and definitely plan on writing more books. I want to empower teens next with a guided journal, then women with my memoir.
Lastly, where can our readers purchase a copy of Brown?
MORGAN: Brown is available at morganbullock.com.
Thank you, Morgan, for sharing with Mocha Books and our readers.