The FEMININE PRONOUN Series #11: Black Books, Black Children, & Black Love

7 April 2016 EYESEEME Blackwood Scholars_THUMBNAIL

This episode of The Feminine Pronoun youtube blog series finds me sharing the power and resonance of Fannie Lou Hamer with a population she loved -- children. The EYESEEME bookstore (the only black children's bookstore in St. Louis) provided a welcoming space for the inquisitive crew and their mentors.

The FEMININE PRONOUN Youtube Vlog #10: Black Poetry & Black Church

In this week's episode of the Feminine Pronoun series, your intrepid poet (me:) signs books at New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church. I sold and signed copies of my book, *chop: a collection of kwansabas for fannie lou hammer*. It's being carried in their book store, the LIFE CHANGER book store. You get a glimpse of the rocking church choir and the very supportive literature loving members.

The FEMININE PRONOUN Series #9: Act Local; Think Global

In this episode I Skype into a classroom of gifted students at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.  I also support local businesses like Smiles by Design and Human Spaces and Afrosexology.  Along the way I manage to mother my magical brown babies and meet with the bad ass women in my comics reading group.  I'm acting locally, but thinking globally.  Life is good!

The FEMININE PRONOUN Series #5 She Gets It From Her Daddy!

 

I didn't come up with this art centered life in a vacuum.  My dad Eugene B. Redmond, is poet laureate of East St. Louis, Illinois and the best man I know:)  Follow us around the St. Louis metropolitan as he accepts an ARCUS award, and we support other artists whom we love!

The FEMININE PRONOUN Series #6 “The World is Too Much With Me”

Follow me from my family's Friday fish fry, to my writing classroom, and into the metropolitan (East of St. Louis).  Why does my neighbor fly a confederate flag? Did his trailer come with a free one?  How does my dad continue to be so awesome?  These and many other questions are answered in episode number 6!

The FEMININE PRONOUN SERIES #7 That Moment You Feel the Bern

In this episode I speak pointedly about sexualized violence.  I spend some time with the Yeyo Arts collective, a woman centered space in St. Louis.  Later, I come to grips with my leap from the H. Clinton camp.  Thankfully my 15 year old son is there to hear me out.  I won't give it all away, but I give one of the world's greatest revolutionaries a kiss at the end.  You don't want to miss episode #7 in the FEMININE PRONOUN Series!