Let Your Light Shine Anyway – On Robin Williams’ Death

Before I got up the gumption to call myself author and to pursue my dreams wholeheartedly, I was the queen bee of helpers. I was always encouraging others, and I admired people who were unapologetically themselves. Sometimes, as a writer, you quietly live out loud. You can bury your beliefs behind characters and sentiments, and… More Let Your Light Shine Anyway – On Robin Williams’ Death

Artists Are My Muse – #BlackStarFest14

by Joy Simone– The BlackStar Film Festival was an awesome experience. First of all, it’s grown tremendously in three years. The level of attendees and the turnout was impressive. Most of all, however, it was such a nurturing environment for artists (filmmakers, writers, singers, etal.). I am reminded that these events, in their best moments,… More Artists Are My Muse – #BlackStarFest14

BlackStar Film Festival 2014 – Philly’s Finest Deliver “Music is the Weapon”

by Joy Simone For the third year, the annual BlackStar Film Festival has emerged on the campus of Univ. of Penn and the surrounding Philadelphia area. I had the pleasure of participating last year, and I’m excited to be involved again. This year’s theme, “Music is the Weapon,” brings together filmmakers and musicians to highlight the ways… More BlackStar Film Festival 2014 – Philly’s Finest Deliver “Music is the Weapon”

CNN IReport Spotlight – Author Joy Simone: A Woman Addressing Challenges, Offers Solutions

Playwright, Songwriter, Journalist Charron Monaye’s interview highlights my passions and purpose, my writing process and inspiration. Here’s a bit below. Visit the site to see more.  Joy Simone is an author, SEO Analyst, and Adjunct English Lit. Professor at Rowan College. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University and a Master’s of Professional Writing… More CNN IReport Spotlight – Author Joy Simone: A Woman Addressing Challenges, Offers Solutions