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lorde's lessons on survival & sustanability
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the brown pages logo | interatctive artist newsletter | Jenn Freeman | Po'Chop Black burlesque artist
the brown pages logo | interatctive artist newsletter | Jenn Freeman | Po'Chop Black burlesque artist
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we’ve made a ritual outta 

returning to lorde’s journals around this time of year

aligning an entry's date with the present

excerpts from a tattered 

burst of light

written in 1985 

a promise of light lorde gleaned decades ago at Lukas Klinik in Switzerland

isolated from her loved ones to tend to her healing

lorde reflects on loneliness, love and hope

yearning for a happiness that is innate within her

yet kept at bay by the reality of her health

a survivor’s testimony

A polaroid image, aged and dirty on The Brown Pages | An interactive newsletter created by Chicago based interdisciplinary artist Jenn Freeman, Po’Chop
A polaroid image, aged and dirty on The Brown Pages | An interactive newsletter created by Chicago based interdisciplinary artist Jenn Freeman, Po’Chop
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House of the Lorde Hymm board featuring a quote by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
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WANNA READ LORDE'S JOURNAL ENTRY FROM NYE 1985 ?

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Lorde's Journals
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WANT A
QUICK -N- DIRTY 
RECAP OF OUR 2022?

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our Black-ass-freelance-artist-2022 overflowed with kinship, joy and adventure

but there was no magic

just grit, exhaustion and endless work

to dream of survival is to know the daily ritual of willing one’s self to hope

after reading lorde’s entry this year

we listened to Bob Marley’s

Three Little Birds

tears burning our nose

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survival’s seed planted in gon' be’s soil

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A hand drawn circle | The Brown Pages | Edition XXVVII | Jenn Freeman | Po’Chop | Chicago based artist
A hand drawn circle | The Brown Pages | Edition XXVVII | Jenn Freeman | Po’Chop | Chicago based artist
[ID: A portrait of a Black woman with an asymmetrical afro, standing in front of an apricot-colored wall. Her eyes are closed and adorned with purple eyeshadow. She appears to be breathing in, mid-inhale. Her fingertips lightly touch her neck, her face glowing, and her lips spreading into a big smile, giving a look of both serenity and joy.]
A polaroid image, aged and dirty on The Brown Pages | An interactive newsletter created by Chicago based interdisciplinary artist Jenn Freeman, Po’Chop
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Tiff Beatty on moving day. Behind her is a moving truck with its back door open reveiling an array of moving boxes and household goods. Her eyes are closed and her mouth smiling. She looks like a mixture of stress and joy.
A polaroid image, aged and dirty on The Brown Pages | An interactive newsletter created by Chicago based interdisciplinary artist Jenn Freeman, Po’Chop
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A polaroid image, aged and dirty on The Brown Pages | An interactive newsletter created by Chicago based interdisciplinary artist Jenn Freeman, Po’Chop
A polaroid image, aged and dirty on The Brown Pages | An interactive newsletter created by Chicago based interdisciplinary artist Jenn Freeman, Po’Chop