grow grow  GROW GROW

j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
 burlesque + performance artist | black burlesque
 burlesque + performance artist | black burlesque

past editions

are growing.

welcome ya'll to edition v of the brown pages. tree tops are changing (here in chicago) and i am reminding the bull (taurus) in me to relish in change. 

in between now and the last edition. i found myself among a spiral*. 

what are the things we tell ourselves in the quiet? where are the lies that shadow reality?

i am detangling myself from the ways in which american culture has trained me to live. chasing successes' mirage.

social media makes it easy to believe that life can be measured. 

i am grateful for reminders to slow down. that productivity is not the equation of happiness/success. 

we have the power to manifest exactly what we need.** 

LOL.

i got deep at hello. anyways. welcome. 

 burlesque + performance artist | black burlesque

FOOTNOTES

*depression

**taking a moment to acknowledge my privilege. 

j freeman | po'chop peforming at the Californa Clipper.

ed. v vol. i

audre wrote

of

the

'secret poetry.'

we all know

this poetry.

lining our arms.

rusting our teeth.

walking through our hair.

feeding

our wild stomach.

soothing

our

mouth tears.

folding itself into waists.

between legs.

always

climbing up our sadness

into 

our necks

to 

sleep

-the secret poetry | audre

(from nayyirah waheed's salt)

j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop chicago burlesque + performance artist | black burlesque
 burlesque + performance artist | black burlesque
j freeman | po'chop burlesque artist
j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop chicago dance + burlesque artist
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j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
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j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop  chicago burlesque + dance artist
j freeman | po'chop chicago burlesque + perfor

flash back! flash back! Flash Back!

flash back! flash back! Flash Back!

daryn alexus
j freeman | po'chop chicago burlesque + performance artist

fLASHBACK to the Daryn Alexus video "I Ain't Got it". If you don't know about Daryn Alexus, YOU LATE! but that's okay because i'm typically late as well. check out the video + read a write up from the producers VAM. all i'm saying this song speaks to the part of me that is trying to understand and change my relationship with capitalism.

j freeman | po'chop chicago dance + burlesque artist
VAM Studio | Chicago
hand drawn zig zag by jenn freeman
doodle zig zag line | j freeman | po'chop
hand drawn zig zag jenn freeman
j freeman | po'chop chicago artist
Design x Chi Nwosu

it was after performing in a show called grown and sexy in minneapolis that i experienced drag kings like i'd never. massive group acts with elaborate choreography with pristine costumes and lip syncs. i rode back on the megabus inspired. 

this experience combined with the personal experience of my fellow producers emily, andy b & tiff is the base of queer lines. blending spoken word with drag kings. For a full line up and run down click the event flyer.