Web surfing is one of my favorite pastimes. I could spend hours clicking from one story to the next. One blog post to another. I love that the web gives people a voice, and a platform to share their thoughts, advice, research, and experience on everything–from relationships to revolutions.

I have about 13 tabs open right now on my web browser, and a short story on Madame Noir (a site I’ve never read, but now love), led me to Google author Alice Walker’s daughter, Rebecca. I first learned about Rebecca Walker a few years ago when I read a pretty scathing article that she’d written about her relationship with her mother. I completely forgot about her until tonight, when I Googled her name and found her gorgeous website, RebeccaWalker.com. She’s written several memoirs, gives speaking engagements, and writes regularly for The Root. Walker’s topics seem to cover family dynamics, femininity, and race. I’ll admit, I have a pattern of cyber-stalking women writers whom I admire, and I’ll have to add Ms. Walker to my list.

A fresh dose of inspiration…