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Using Poetry to Discuss Race
Here is a great poem, "Nina's Blues" by Cornelius Eady, that provides an excellent way to begin to talk about race and art. I haven't found any better way to dive into the the thorny area...
Using Poetry To Build Community
Here's a graphic using the poem "won't you celebrate with me" by Lucille Clifton.   When I work with groups, creative writing can be used to celebrate, share and build community. Sign up to receive...
Poetry in Spaces of Recovery
Poetry in Spaces of Recovery
  I love the photo above because you can’t tell which hand is mine. Just like if I was standing together with these women in...
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The Black Skillet or How To Fund The Arts With Soul Food
The Black Skillet or How To Fund The Arts With Soul Food
On September 16, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm at the Yeyo Arts Collective (2907 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118), the Black Skillet Funders’...
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The Birth of The Who Raised You? Podcast (Pt. 1)
The Birth of The Who Raised You? Podcast (Pt. 1)
I'm launching a podcast with my friend Karen Yang! (Video Below) Here's a bit more about it: Who Raised You? Podcast is a kitchen table...
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Why A Black Woman Named Fannie Lou Hamer Matters Now More Than Ever (BONUS: Audio!)
Why A Black Woman Named Fannie Lou Hamer Matters Now More Than Ever (BONUS: Audio!)
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? When one thinks of the millions of souls lost during the transatlantic slave trade, the missed potential immediately jumps to...
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TFW You Realize You’re In Love With Your Captor
TFW You Realize You’re In Love With Your Captor
Sometimes I feel as if black folk’s self-worth teeters on the impetuous and hateful razor’s edge of racist white institutions. Like the protagonist in Beauty...
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The Feminine Pronoun Series: “what It’s Like to be Bi-Municipal” (No. 36)
The Feminine Pronoun Series: “what It’s Like to be Bi-Municipal” (No. 36)
In 2009 I moved from Memphis to East St. Louis, Illinois.   A year later I moved across the river to St. Louis, Missouri. Two...
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Poetry in Spaces of Recovery
Poetry in Spaces of Recovery
  I love the photo above because you can’t tell which hand is mine. Just like if I was standing together with these women in...
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The Black Skillet or How To Fund The Arts With Soul Food
The Black Skillet or How To Fund The Arts With Soul Food
On September 16, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm at the Yeyo Arts Collective (2907 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118), the Black Skillet Funders’...
Read More
The Birth of The Who Raised You? Podcast (Pt. 1)
The Birth of The Who Raised You? Podcast (Pt. 1)
I'm launching a podcast with my friend Karen Yang! (Video Below) Here's a bit more about it: Who Raised You? Podcast is a kitchen table...
Read More
Why A Black Woman Named Fannie Lou Hamer Matters Now More Than Ever (BONUS: Audio!)
Why A Black Woman Named Fannie Lou Hamer Matters Now More Than Ever (BONUS: Audio!)
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? When one thinks of the millions of souls lost during the transatlantic slave trade, the missed potential immediately jumps to...
Read More
TFW You Realize You’re In Love With Your Captor
TFW You Realize You’re In Love With Your Captor
Sometimes I feel as if black folk’s self-worth teeters on the impetuous and hateful razor’s edge of racist white institutions. Like the protagonist in Beauty...
Read More
The Feminine Pronoun Series: “what It’s Like to be Bi-Municipal” (No. 36)
The Feminine Pronoun Series: “what It’s Like to be Bi-Municipal” (No. 36)
In 2009 I moved from Memphis to East St. Louis, Illinois.   A year later I moved across the river to St. Louis, Missouri. Two...
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The Feminine Pronoun Series: “Black” or “African American”? (No. 35)
The Feminine Pronoun Series: “Black” or “African American”? (No. 35)
As part of a creative diversity and inclusion workshop I facilitated at Lewis University, I asked people one question: "Which do you prefer? "Black" or...
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Vlog: The Feminine Pronoun Series: “I Contain Multitudes” (No. 34)
Vlog: The Feminine Pronoun Series: “I Contain Multitudes” (No. 34)
I titled this video "I Contain Multitudes, "as a nod to poet Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself." I love the poem because it is an...
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