About Ebony

In addition to being a poet and aspiring memoirist, Ebony Walden has been blogging since 2005.  She loves to travel, feels called to the dialogue on race and is a lover of God,  growth and all things contemplative. This blog was born at the intersection of those three things (my triplets!).

A mix between a creative catalyst and community builder, her creative energy manifests through writing and trying to make our cities better places to live, work and play. As an Urban Planner, Ebony works to create livable communities. As a writer she loves to tell true stories and encourage others to find their their voice, their truth.

Though Ebony grew up in New York (Jamaica Queens and Hempstead, Long Island), it was during her eleven-year stay in Charlottesville, Virginia that she began to use poetry to promote diversity and self-expression in the city. She took her passion for peoples and cultures on the road during her 8 month trip around the world, The Poetic Justice World Tour. She caught the travel bug and continues to journey through life seeking adventure, searching for justice and racial conciliation and pursuing inner healing and wholeness.

When Ebony is not writing, learning new skills or laughing, she enjoys live music, local restaurants and fellowship with friends. Ebony currently lives in Richmond, VA and is working on a memoir of her world travels.

I’ve been to: Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, Aruba, Bahamas, Peru, Brazil, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, Switzerland, Denmark ,Sweden, Kenya, South Africa, India, Thailand, China, Japan and Australia.

Download Ebony’s Full Bio for a sampling of her CREATIVE manifestations and projects.

Listen to some of her POWERFUL Spoken Word Poems and hear her perspectives on Travel here and on Community Development here.

Read articles in Christianity Today and Cville that showcase her AWESOMENESS.