“Dreams Deferred” is a heart-wrenching story about the pursuit of dreams and how they come alive through endless journeys and struggles. With every obstacle, there is a lesson and a victory.
Darren Wright is a young Black man from Detroit, Michigan, with a passion to move to New York City and become a famous painter. An unexpected blessing may get him there, but delays and tragedies cause Darren to question his future.
After doing six years in prison for selling drugs, Darren is eager to face the world as an asset. The theme for “Dreams Deferred” is the author’s vision of the Circle of Life. “We need to pull the other up in order to make it” is her belief.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Dreams Deferred“?
At age 24, I decided to tell my story. Writing this autobiography gave me the opportunity to pay tribute to my family members who are passionate about life and have instilled this passion in me. My parents’ extraordinary support, encouragement and pure love were my foundation as I navigated life, overcame obstacles and achieved successes as a young woman with cerebral palsy (CP).
I have to pay full tribute to my mother, who died in August 2010. From her, I learned to listen to my own voice as a guide to making life choices. She taught me to always expect the best from myself.
My hope is that this book will provide insight into the extraordinary possibilities that those who live with disabilities have. I also hope that those without disabilities – rather than putting a focus on our differences – will come to understand what we all have in common. This book is for my mom, with love.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “I,Win“?