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Stacey Barlow

Born with Cerebral Palsy, Stacey Barlow took therapy at a young age to achieve stability. A graduate of Hooks High School, and Texarkana College, where she majored in Communications and Office Careers. She is a #1 bestselling author for her contribution to the book, How Big Can You Dream, with numerous other books to her credit, including her latest, A Taste of Honie.

Stacey has been writing for 34 years. Her first break came when she wrote the astounding poem, “Not A Broken Dream” (1985) giving homage to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1992 “I Can’t Love You If You Can’t Love Me” was recorded by The Sound of Poetry through The National Library of Poetry. She has also received two Editor’s Choice Awards for the poems “I Can’t Love You If You Can’t Love Me“, (1995).

In the winter of 1997, Stacey was elected into The International Poetry Hall of Fame. Her poem, “My Name Is. . .” (1997) was recognized by the judges as being among the best 3% of all entries judged. She has been published in two anthologies, Walk Through Paradise and The Best Poets of 1997. Stacey has had the opportunity to see her work in print. “Carry On” was published in her local newspaper Citizen Tribune, (1997). In addition, she has recorded her CD of poetry, produced poetry calendars, written several other poems, and has been heard reciting poetry on Baltimore Maryland’s WPCG 95.5.

Stacey was a featured poet on world-renowned poet, Michelle Pinkard’s website, www.michellejpinkard.com (1998-2001) She continued to hone her talent and gifts for the next couple of years. Stacey Barlow has written a poem for the volunteers of The American Cancer Society of Pittsburgh, Texas called “Celebration of Life” (2001). She also has written a piece for a church function, “Food For the Soul. . .Eat Well.” (2003).

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Posts by Stacey Barlow:

  • A Touch of Honie

  • April 7th, 2021
    Listen Here:  In this podcast, we feature Stacey Barlow, a #1 bestselling author for her collaboration, How Big Can You Dream, with numerous other books to her credit, including her [...]

  • American Crime: A True Life Story

  • February 5th, 2016
    Have you ever felt that you have been discriminated against? We’re not just talking about a specific culture or race. Everybody seems to go through it no matter what nationality you are but, in this case, African Americans [...]

  • Podcast: Catch Your Love Star

  • July 2nd, 2015
    Listen Here: audio controls=”controls”> Stacey Barlow is an award winning author, poet and former radio host, who has “caught her own love star” by persevering through life’s challenges [...]

  • Three of Me

  • March 19th, 2015
    2015 March, I was hanging out with my friend. I had purchased Blue Bell Butter Crunch and we went to her apartment. It had been a minute since I had seen her so, she stopped by and scooped me up. As we sat at the table [...]

  • I Am Not My Hair

  • October 6th, 2014
    Every beautiful woman seems to be concerned about one thing. Can you guess what that one thing is? No, you may be thinking relationships, work, children, self worth. Yes, she may think bout those things including health. [...]

  • To Catch A Scammer

  • November 26th, 2013
    Okay people it’s the holidays again, and this is the time where the scammers are really getting busy trying to get into your pocket. There are plenty of scams to be aware of and it’s not just around the holidays [...]

  • Madness Uprooted

  • September 23rd, 2013
    It has been a minute since I have written. Things these days don’t have to be about me but, preferably time with members of my family. The movie “The Butler” is a must see movie. What I can tell you is that it [...]

  • Live Life To The Fullest

  • July 1st, 2013
    Reports say that gas prices have dropped .10 to .14 in some places. For starters, I am going to take it there:  To those who believe, the Bible says that we should take no thought in saying, what shall we eat? Or what [...]

  • Money That Kills

  • May 31st, 2013
    Credit card companies will go from trying to work with you, to threats asking “Do you want to go to jail?” These are what you would call scare tactics. This reminds me of the movie “Fight Club” starring Brad [...]

  • Letting Go Of Good To Receive Better

  • May 1st, 2013
    It seems as though the months are moving fast. Or is it just me sitting here not doing anything while everyone and everything else in this world is continuing to move?  Look at it this way: Have you still not gotten [...]

  • What Does Healthy Look Like?

  • March 22nd, 2013
    The doctor says, “According to my chart, you should be weighing in at 150.” Then you ask. . .”But why?”  The doctor hesitates and then calmly tells you the risks of not losing weight.  You are still puzzled [...]

  • Money That Kills

  • February 4th, 2013
    Gambling (The devil’s chip playground). Let us say that you have a decent job, a family, a beautiful home, a nice car and good children. Even if you don’t have all these things, say you had money and there was this [...]

  • The Year Of Silence

  • January 21st, 2013
    When I awake. I woke up this morning, took a deep breath, closed my eyes, said a little prayer before I rose up to do my normal routine.  When I awake, I lay in the bed and go through what needs to be done for the day [...]

  • Becoming An Alpha Female

  • January 11th, 2013
    I am great… I am wonderful… I am rich… When will the thought of the “I am’s” disappear?  They won’t!  You desire to be better than the next person, correct?  Uh-huh.  Now that we are [...]

  • Honesty Outweighs Perfection

  • January 4th, 2013
    Now that the holiday season is over and we have entered into a New Year, did you make a resolution? Sure you did.  Let us all be honest.  We say what we are going to do, write them down, stick them somewhere we will [...]

  • Whistling A Tune

  • December 27th, 2012
    What is your favorite song during the Christmas season? Could it be the well known Christmas Song from Nat King Cole or Hark The Harold Angels Sing?  No matter what the song may be, it brings a certain feeling to the [...]

  • It Starts With You~It Starts At Home

  • December 19th, 2012
    My generation that grew up in the 70’s knows what it’s like to obey your parents. Some parents would give that look to you which says “If you don’t behave I’m going to knock you into next week.”  Growing [...]

  • Pound For Pound (Relationship Rehab)

  • December 11th, 2012
    No, it’s not what you think it is. I’m not talking about cake your mother or grandmother bakes for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I mean, how many of us like pound cake anyway?  *raising hand.*  I’m here to talk [...]

  • Hypnosis Or Mind Games

  • December 7th, 2012
    I love finding ways to improve myself in getting where I want to be in life. I’m sure everyone does it one way or another.  Everyday I wake, I have in mind what I am going to do for that day.  Then, I lose it.  [...]

  • Would You Mind?

  • November 28th, 2012
    A long journey *Sigh* I can remember this like it was yesterday and I still talk about this to anyone who would listen about the time I went to see Janet Jackson in concert.  Tell me, why on God’s green earth did [...]

  • Baby Talk

  • November 26th, 2012
    After picking up a few groceries, my sister told me that she had to go pick up my niece for a doctor’s appointment. Clearly I didn’t know what was wrong so, I questioned the situation.  I was told not to worry that [...]

  • The Demons Within

  • November 12th, 2012
    Have you ever just wondered the reason for you having nightmares or bad dreams? I call mine night horses because they continue running until I decide that I  am able to wake up from whatever someone is doing their best [...]

  • Identity Theft

  • November 7th, 2012
    We go around thinking that what’s in our pockets and purses are safe. You never look behind you to see if you are going to get snuck upon and get your information stolen.  Once that happens, you have to go through [...]

  • Take A Number

  • October 23rd, 2012
    “Take a number and please be seated we will be with you in just a moment.” Those words can actually cause a panic in some people having to wait to see a doctor.  No matter what you are going to see the doctor for, [...]

  • Drama Exit Stage Left

  • October 19th, 2012
    Whew!  I’m glad that you could make it today. I had a rough week last week.  My neighbors were outside drinking and being obnoxious and extremely rude.  I peaked my head out of the door to see what all the commotion [...]

  • Give Thanks for the Next Day

  • October 16th, 2012
    Let me give you a vision. . .ready? Turkey is prepared to be cooked with all the trimmings and your mother has just came back from the store with extra cans of  your favorite vegetables and sweets. Everybody sits down [...]