JACKSONVILLE, FL - Gail Carter-Cade, esteemed educator and author of "Uplifting The Pain of Behavioral and Learning Styles Through Poetry Now," finds herself grappling with the notion of bringing forth one of her poignant poems into the spotlight.

In a world where appearances can often deceive, where understanding may elude us despite our best intentions, and where individual perspectives shape our unique views of the world, it becomes increasingly crucial to delve deeper into the underlying meanings behind students' behaviors and learning styles - often, a manifestation of hidden pain. However, this pain is not always perceived in a positive light, leading to misconceptions and misinterpretations. Carter-Cade aims to shed light on this issue through her evocative poetry.

The poem in question, "Yes I Am…," sheds light on the struggles faced by many students, particularly intelligent African Americans, who may feel societal peer pressures to conform to “uneducated” or “cool” behavior styles. Unfortunately, accepting underachievement and negative stereotypes cause natural talents and abilities to be overlooked.  Pessimism clouds their outlook on the future leaving them a heavy burden of pain and “why try” feeling.

However, the character in Carter-Cade's poem defies these stereotypes. Proud of his identity and confident in his abilities, he represents a beacon of hope for those who may face similar challenges. Through his determination and resilience, he showcases a positive vision for the future, undeterred by biases and preconceived notions.

Carter-Cade's collection comprises over 200 insightful poems, each revealing the silent pain experienced by individuals from diverse backgrounds. Poems like "Urges", "Just Read”, and "In Trouble Again" delve into various aspects of pain that often go unacknowledged.


Recognizing the importance of collaboration between teachers, parents, and students in addressing these issues, Carter-Cade is proud to announce the inaugural "Popcorn and Poetry" Family Event. This event will feature select poems from her book "Uplifting The Pain…Now" and will take place at GA LA CAR, located at 2640 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11, on February 29, 2024, at 6:00 pm. Limited seating is available, so RSVPs are encouraged.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/tTfVLA5els4

For more information about Gail Carter-Cade's work and to purchase her book, please visit www.upliftingthepain.com and https://www.amazon.com/Uplifting-Pain-Behavioral-Learning-Through-ebook/dp/B0B91WLYTC. Additionally, her book is available in the Local Author Collection at Jacksonville Downtown Public Main Library.

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Gail Carter-Cade at gailcarter-cade@upliftingthepain.com or 904-487-9254.

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