I’m Rachelle M. Turple born in Halifax and raised in North Preston Nova Scotia. I’m a mother, a teacher, a friend and a poet.
As a child, I attended Allen W. Evans & Nelson Whynder elementary schools, segregated elementary schools. During grade 11, I took a class offered at Cole Harbour District High called Black Literature with the late Ms. Maxine Tynes. These were my formative years and they helped to shape my identity as a Black Canadian Woman. I’m eternally grateful for these experiences. I know and therefore love who I am. We are all entitled to this freedom.
I believe in the power of words and that to communicate effectively is to be powerful. I believe in children and the onus of raising them to be self-sufficient, responsible denizens of the environment and more importantly; Happy, healthy and whole individuals.
After all, light reflected is enlightenment infinite.
BTW: I Teach/Tutor Black Children 😉