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, short story, script, poem, or song- each experience is therapeutically lifting.
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 mean war
Don’t ever say
I’m too black.
See I’m a queen
And my skin shines
With all this nappy 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.
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.
Dakota Jack is 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 her pseudonym.
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.
Her father gave her the nickname, "Bird", just moments after she was born. It's only fitting that Dakota took flight in pursuit of her dreams. Though faced with much adversity, she didn't quit. Despite the pain-filled duration, she pushed through. She kept dreaming, kept believing that she could. And so, she did...
Dakota's narratives speak to the real-life struggles of everyday women. She is known to incorporate sensitive and taboo subject matters into her works, most often highlighting issues with self-acceptance, mental illnesses, 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, Noel, an elementary school teacher, creates a secret life-style club for women like herself, who just need refuge from heartbreak. Will the secret club survive? If it does, who won’t?
For a woman, there's nothing more crushing and painfully embarrassing, than constantly being asked if she's pregnant- when she's not. 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..."
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