About IF

IF—two letters brimming with possibility, or filled with questions, or fraught with uncertainty, or predicting outcome . . .

IF—two letters representing the simplest elements of my first official form of ID:  the initials of my name at birth. 

IF—two letters cloaking me in pseudonymity when I, as  a student poet, cried from a page of an underground newspaper demanding accountability from a university invested in enterprises sustaining apartheid-rent South Africa . . .

IF—two letters titling a classic poem ever stirring me to “keep (my) head when all about (me) are losing theirs . . .

 

Through this writer’s blog, I express myself unconditionally, as IF there were no concrete barriers behind which I must shield my thoughts.

 

Always writing as IF . . .

Iris Formey Dawson

A former instructor, corporate trainer, and inspirational speaker, I’m a multidimensional word sculptor, who believes cookie cutters are for cookies only—a conviction reflected in everything I write. I serve as a principal writer at The Formey Touch, a professional writing support collective rooted in my family’s passion for communications excellence. Some of my published works have appeared in Essence magazine and the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance.

Leave a comment, send a message via the Contact IF page, or email me at iris@ifwrites.com.