Greetings All,

Yesterday I received an email from SMITH Magazine filled with some amazing news.  See an excerpt from the email below.


Dear Ananda Leeke, Six-Word Memoirist extraordinaire,

Congratulations! Your Six-Word Memoir, “Go Green BoHo BAP. Urban Debutante.” from SMITH Magazine is being published in the new book, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, on sale January 5th. (But available for pre-order now!) Thank you and welcome!

As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of six-word memoirs.  They are one of the reasons I was able to overcome writing blocks that occured during my most recent writing process. I even used six-word memoirs to describe the titles in my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creativie Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery.  See my chapter titles below. 

Chapter One: Honoring Ancestors. Family. History.Cultural Legacies.

Chapter Two: Girlhood Memories. Defining Self.Identities. Archetypes.

Chapter Three: Spirituality. Community. Choices.Lessons. Love. Joy.

Chapter Four: Creativity. Surrender. Courage. Beauty.Authentic Expression.

Chapter Five: My Writing Life. Poetry. Revealing Vulnerabilities.

Chapter Six: Yoga. Mindfulness Meditation. Green Living Journey.

Chapter Seven: Service. Vocation. Answering Your Life’s Calling.

Chapter Eight: Goddess. Sacred Feminine. Womanist Spirit. Sisterhood.

Chapter Nine: Home. DC. 9/11. America. President Obama.

Chapter Ten: Citoyen du Monde. Cultura. Music.Travel. 

I also used six-word memoir writing exercises in That Which Awakens Me’s creativity appendices.   My creativity coaching clients and workshop participants really enjoy working with them!

Do you have a six-word memoir to share? If so, leave it in the comment section below. 

Here’s mine for today: alarm rang. body tired. yoga anyway.

The SMITH Magazine folks have also published a series of six-word memoir books. Check them out on


Also, share your six-word memoirs on SMITH Magazine’s web site:  Join the six-word memoir movement.  It’s a lot of fun!

Enjoy your weekend! Live life fully! (see how the six-words work!)

Peace, Love, Joy, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude,



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