Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Deesha Philyaw

Deesha Philyaw is a columnist for Parents’ Action For Children. Deesha has written for Essence Magazine, Wondertime, and reviewed books for The Washington Post. Her fiction has been published in the online literary journals The New Yinzer and Inkburns. She holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University and a Master’s degree in education. In her pre-mommy, pre-writing life, she was a management consultant, briefly, and then an elementary school teacher. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Deesha currently lives in Pittsburgh with her two daughters.

Books by Deesha Philyaw

Columns
Date Title Section
Sep 24, 2007 Monsters, and Rejection, and Disappointment! Oh, My! The Girl is Mine
Aug 26, 2007 Travel Down Memory Lane … Because I Said So. The Girl is Mine
Aug 5, 2007 Striking a Balance The Girl is Mine
Jun 29, 2007 The Fix-It Fairy The Girl is Mine
Jun 1, 2007 Just Say No The Girl is Mine
May 7, 2007 The Talk, Part One in a Series The Girl is Mine
Apr 8, 2007 Musical Beds The Girl is Mine
Mar 11, 2007 We are Family The Girl is Mine
Feb 12, 2007 Secret, Secret…I’ve Got a Secret The Girl is Mine
Jan 21, 2007 A Little Help, Please? The Girl is Mine
Dec 12, 2006 A Black Mama’s Interactive Guide to Shopping for Dolls for Christmas: The Good, The Bad, and The Barbie The Girl is Mine
Nov 16, 2006 Sunday, Whiny Sunday The Girl is Mine
Oct 20, 2006 My Daughter, My Self The Girl is Mine
Sep 25, 2006 Sparing the Rod The Girl is Mine
Aug 13, 2006 Again The Girl is Mine
Jun 4, 2006 Postscript The Girl is Mine
Apr 20, 2006 Letting Go The Girl is Mine
Feb 13, 2006 Women Want Wives, Too The Girl is Mine
Dec 18, 2005 Free at Last The Girl is Mine
Oct 27, 2005 Day . . . Break The Girl is Mine
Jul 2, 2005 Oui, Mademoiselle The Girl is Mine
May 6, 2005 I Knew Her When The Girl is Mine
Mar 9, 2005 Who’s Your Daddy? The Girl is Mine
Jan 11, 2005 What She Said The Girl is Mine
Nov 17, 2004 It’s Official The Girl is Mine
Sep 25, 2004 Two’s Company The Girl is Mine
Aug 1, 2004 Say My Name The Girl is Mine
Jun 7, 2004 Yes, Sweetie, Baby Sister is Black Like Us The Girl is Mine
Apr 3, 2004 Sister Knows Best The Girl is Mine
Feb 15, 2004 The Girl is Mine The Girl is Mine