Black History Month Special: Jael Richardson, Brampton’s Advocate For The Literary World

February 26, 2016 - Four Corners

In a local tea-shop, award-winning author Jael Richardson reads aloud a quote from Maya Angelou’s popular poem, Still I Rise.
“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise,” she recites in her warm, smooth voice. Looking up, she fixes me with her liquid brown eyes, brushes a bouncy dark ringlet from her face and says, “This is a quote that really resonates with me.”
Her smile is wide. A 35-year-old mother, Richardson has dedicated her life to storytelling and encouraging young people of colour to join the

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