A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Right now, I'm reading:
Voodoo Dreams by Jewell Parker Rhodes

My favorite story of all time is:
Getting Our Breath Back by Shawne Johnson

In bed I like to read:
O Magazine

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Falling in love again and again

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Everybody has a different drum beat - beat your own drum!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Out My Mind, Just In Time" by Erykah Badu

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
It would be the soul who will feel inspired by it.

LadyShade’s Latest Memoir of 19

“Sipping coffee, still falling fast asleep”

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