My name is Monique and I’m a Poet, Performance Artist, and Activist.  My interactive creative arts performances include The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Chris’ Corner Books for Kids & Teens, First Person Festival, Philadelphia University, The Kelly Writers House, and other venues geared towards various demographics. Participation on WXPN’s World Live Café in February 2001 and the Termitetv.org documentary Life Stories from Philadelphia (1992-2007) launched workshops and interviews on managing Type 1 Diabetes. As a result of a viewer watching a rerun of Life Stories in 2003, she came to my aid. Recognizing that I was having a low blood sugar reaction, she knew what to do. The Good Samaritan’s deed led to an interview by columnist Michael Klein of the Philadelphia Inquirer titled Thanks for Watching, where Kim and I shared our story.

Works-in-progress include articles on Type 1 Diabetes,  and a medley of short stories on my journeys with my companions Endo, Chihuahua/Terrier, Eve, a Tuxedo cat, and Echo, a Gray Saber TabbyI rescued all three pets. Without training, the lovable three-some alerts me when I’m having hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia symptoms, and awakens me at 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. to test blood-sugar.

Listen to “Binky’s Words” by Monique Gordon

Listen to “Square Dance” by Monique Gordon

Listen to “Ayinde” by Monique Gordon


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  1. Hi Monique,

    you change the blog theme..looks great. I like it.

    I just stopped by to invite you to a blog quest I will have at my blog Recipes for a Healthy You. Her name is Grace Simpson and she will be speaking on “Going Organic”. She has several themes to discuss over the next 4 to 5 weeks.

    You can read about her first appearance on January. 20, 2014 after 2:00 p.m. Standard Mountain Time.

    Even if you have not thought about Going Organic here’s an opportunity to hear the pros and benefits of organic eating. Or have you thought about it but are not sure where to start? Then this is your opportunity.

    It’s free and if you do attend the blog posts over the next month I will send you via e-mail a FREE e-book “Nutrition and Your Health…Tips to Eat Well and Live Healthy”.
    I hope you will be able to read the blog posts.

    To get the FREE e-book just like the post each time it is posted and I will see your Gravatar to show attendance.

    Please invite others you think would be interested.
    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    Link to blog here: http://splendidrecipes.wordpress.com/blog-guest-speakers/

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