Reflections of a Project Girl
Shontay Luna, signed by author
Shontay’s first publication includes prizes-winning poetry as well as pieces that have thus far remained unpublished. Her first collection of poetry chronicles the struggle (and joy) of being a strong black woman in a world where the female writer must maintain the plight of juggling a multi-roled life. Shontay is brave as she dissects the role of the working female in today’s society. She is bold as she speaks of her own struggles in a bi-racial world. Yet, there is a bare, reflective sentimentality in the way she remembers family outings, the youth of her own children, the perseverance to catch her dreams by the shirttail.