Dakota first began creatively writing around the age of ten. She's always had a passion for the art form. Whether she's authoring a book, script, poem, or song- each experience lifts her.
Sugar shack, sugar shame
Sugar spit, sugar rain
None of it’s sweet
It all sounds lame
Like when you say
I’m too black.
I know we never met before
So why you banging on my door?
If you come back
It shall be war
Don’t ever say
I’m too black.
See I’m a queen
And my skin shines
I love this kinky hair of mine
I’m bold, I’m bright- a blazing dime
Ain't no such thing
As too black.
Copyright © 2020 Dakota Jack
All rights reserved.
Dakota Jack is a brazen author and screenwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She wrote and self-published her first book in 2012, entitled, "I'm Not Pregnant, I'm Just Fat...Defeating Depression and Daring to Dream". Originally, the title was published under her birth name, Dedral Treadwell. It was later republished, in 2017, under the pseudonym- Dakota Jack. Within her debut memoir, Dakota revealed painful things about herself, most probably wouldn't. She was refreshingly bold and transparent as she shared details regarding her struggles with depression, obesity, and a very toxic relationship.
Dakota's father gave her the nickname, "Bird", just moments after she was born. It's only fitting that she took flight in pursuit of her dreams. Though faced with much adversity, she didn't quit. She pushed through. She kept dreaming and believing that she could. And so, she did...
Simply put, Dakota keeps it "real" when she writes. Her narratives speak to the varying struggles women sometimes encounter in life. She is known to incorporate sensitive and taboo subject matters, most often highlighting self-acceptance, mental illness, addiction, infidelity & sexuality.
Got a lunch break? Lazy Saturday? Perfect- that's just enough time to finish a Dakota's Shorts™ title. Each story is wildly entertaining, and most can be read in about 30 minutes!
When her marriage collapses, a teacher creates a secret life-style club and covert oasis for women like herself, who just need refuge from heartbreak. Will the secret club survive? If it does, who won’t?
They're all black women, living with some form of mental illness. Each week, one member takes the stage to share her dreadful hang-up story. Because sometimes it helps, to just talk about it...
For a woman, there's nothing more crushing and painfully embarrassing, than constantly being asked if she's pregnant- when she isn't. Author, Dakota Jack, knows that all too well...
Through friendship and courage, four kids born without belly buttons, discover their golden power to overcome any obstacle- and that being different isn't so bad.
When Tory decided to end her life today, she only wanted to escape the pain. However, she and seven others, will have to wait to learn their fate.
" I wrote this song more than a decade ago. Excuse the homemade video (lol). I was trying to capture the message..." -Dakota
" Another song I wrote from the heart- many years ago..."