We Are…


As PaisleyPerspective grows followers it is the hope that the number of contributors will also increase. However, it is my belief that you should let the light shine on those who first showed faith. Therefore in addition to myself, I would like to introduce the inaugural contributors to the first posts of PaisleyPerspective; and so we are…

Joyce M. Rose-Harris – Founder & Editor (editor@paisleyperspective.com)

Joyce is passionate about poetry and politics and now add to it PaisleyPerspective. She has poems published in the anthology ‘Home Is Where: An Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas’ published by Hub City Press as well as the anthology ‘Chemistry of Color: A Response to Art’ both edited by Dr. Kwame Dawes. She created this blog to share opinions and ideas of various topics and subject matter. Writing has always been a source of joy starting in childhood for her. PaisleyPerspective is primarily looking for poems, stories, insights, and photos from female contributors but men are also welcomed to send submissions. Joyce is the former Editor in Chief of the blog ‘Politics is Power’ at politicsispower.com.

Mallori Alise Scott – Feature Contributor

A Chicago native and proud fan of Da Bears, Mallori Scott is transitioning to Northern Virginia. She has accomplished her goal of becoming a certified Yoga instructor. And of course, annoying her wonderful adult son, Joshua.

Sufia Giza Amenwashu – Poetry Contributor

Sufia Giza Amenwahsu is a dub-poetess; filmmaker; author & Spanish instructor. She has made three documentaries; has two spoken word CDs; three chapbooks and co-founded an Independent film festival with her husband, Baba Seitu Amenwahsu. She and her beloved perform spoken word/music and present workshops together. Sufia is the co-founder of the Reel Black Pix Film Festival held the first weekend of February in Columbia, SC.

Sufia’s academic background includes an A.A. in Spanish, a B.A. in Bilingual Education and a M.A. in Cross-Cultural Counseling. You can get more information about Sufia at www.hetepu.webs.com. Her contact information is sufia.giza@gmail.com (803) 553-5634.

Keiana Page – Photography Contributor

Keiana Page is a freelance photographer, public relations specialist, and self-proclaimed artsy person. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Clinton Chronicle. In 2006, she received an award for her photo story “Special Torch” from the South Carolina Press Association.


10 thoughts on “We Are…

  1. Hey Joyce! Great job featuring at Mind Gravy tonight! So glad to hear you read and to meet you and to find out more about your work here. Looking forward to reading more and following your blog.

  2. Loved this issue (Feb 1st). Is there a way to post comments to each individual blog? Great stories, photos, and poetry!!!

    1. Never mind about the question, I studied the format a little closer and found the link. I will be posting my comments there in the future.

    2. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Submissions are open for the Feb 16th issue. The monthly theme is still ‘Love’ but I am looking for unknown Black history facts related to individual families.

  3. Joyce, I am in awe of your ability to bring together this forum of talented contributors. Even in its first breaths Paisley Perspective promises to inspire. Thank you for allowing me to be a witness to the birth of the child of your spirit. May she be a soothing balm to our souls.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I merely consider myself a vessel for all the talent of the amazing people in my life. I will be looking to you, to also share your opinions & ideas.

  4. Joyce, girl – I love how you bring power not only to your own world, but to those around you. All of you ladies sound amazing and though I’m under the weather a little right now, I will definitely come back and read all the posts. All the best to your new endeavor in 2011! I know we will talk some more, hopefully soon!

  5. You are doing wonderful work. I look forward to next month’s publication with great enthusiasm. And I will be telling all my friends. Both of them!

    1. Thank you for your comment. It is a bi-monthly blog so be on the look out for the next posts on 1/16. Also you can subscribe to the site look for the “subscribe” button on the right near the bottom. Thanks again and happy new year from PaisleyPerspective: sharing opinions & ideas.

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