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About S.Bates:

Hi there, I'm Shaamel. I'm a woman who not only writes for herself but also for those who don't have a voice and want to be heard.

Articles and Art by S.Bates:

Second Face
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Blink Of An Eye
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Realistic Fiction section, Teen Ink
Blind Sight
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Little Red Learns the Hard Way
Fiction section, Teen Ink
Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Opinion section, Teen Ink
He Sits There (Music Man with Dreads)
Poetry section, Teen Ink
I Know How It Feels
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink

S.Bates's Favorite Personal Quote:

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong" - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Favorite books: If I Stay, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings 
Favorite authors: Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison 
Favorite movies: Man on Fire, Crash 
Favorite movie stars: Tyler Perry, Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett 
Favorite TV shows: Stalked: Someone's Watching, Chopped, Intervention 
Favorite actors: Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chesnut 
Favorite gadgets: iPhone, Laptop, Portable speakers 
Favorite hobbies: Writing, Reading, Watching Movies, Listening to music, Acting 
Favorite heroes: Grandmother, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr ., Oprah Winfrey 

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