Center of Attention
This piece is about the summer I decided to love my body as is.
Let me be clear here: Octavia Davis is my pen name.
My name is actually Shermeeka Mason. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, I relocated to New York State in my early twenties where I earned my Bachelor's in English and Social Work as well as my Master's in Social work. An activist at heart, I have enjoyed dedicating time to organizing events such as Tent City and a Pro Planned Parenthood Rally in Rochester, New York for which I was recognized in 2011 by the National Association of Social Workers with their Student of the Year award.
But being an Author is my real dream. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember and I've been published periodically. My novel The One Taken from the Sea of Stars, the first of a political Science Fiction series, will be published in early 2016 under my pen name, Octavia Davis. In contrast, I'll be publishing reality based fiction and non-fiction under my real name. In addition, I now have my own online store, Bennie Hats and I am currently the co host of a radio show called The Bonfire Talks.
I seriously hope that my work influences people in the world to live life on their own terms and that alone.