ed. vi vol. i

edition vi of the brown pages are HERE! and these are extremely special. this edition is the first created on the road. that's right me and my old ass dell computer packed up and left the comfort of the midwest to head to the rainy +hilly land of seattle. 

SOVEREIGN FESTIVAL

ya'll should know by now. please engage. get 'em. share 'em. but mostly enjoy 'em!

earth pearl collective has been a consistent supporter of my work. some of ya'll might recall Accept Variety in Chicago. A variety show that centered black women artists from across Chicago. Accept Variety was where i first saw Nic Kay move, first met T.Ayo from Ayodele, and was one of the first experiences where my imagined audience became a reality. for earth pearl to be the first folks to make way for 'dynamite' to hit the road feels so right. There isn't enough words to express my deep gratitude. 

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Here's a peak into Om Jahari's show. Om Jahari is a Seattle native ‘artist/vocalist/wordsmith/visual muse’ surfer all around bad ass artist. 

from a punk rocker to a modern dancer to a poet. sovereign amplified black queer womyn's voices. check out the other artists i had the honor of sharing the stage with! each one of their shows had me in tears. they were the highlight of seattle for me. i felt among family. i WAS among family.there was an ease to our connection that had me sad to leave.

meet the sovereign cast

Dear White People | Resistance

An then there was Eva Walker from the Black Tones. rock n roll musician + singer. this image. a black woman playing rock n roll. supported by two black men. one of which her twin brother! was something i had never witnessed first hand. so fucking dope! check out the Black Tones!

IN SEATTLE? 'Dear White people' has another weekend of shows. Nov. 17 & 18th. @ Theatre off Jackson. You can catch the Black Tones along with an AMAZING cast of dope performers. 

the thoughtful + amazing stage managers for SOVEREIGN. bllack n brown women on the boards! thank you lindsey. thank you nina. 

from the road

AKA

the shit i say to myself in google doc late at night

you are not small

money can be trash​

in moments of discomfort. grow.

 

remember

sometimes there is no magic

just resilience

redefine

take a nap

trust your people

cry wide open

fuck every list

money can be trash

why not talk to those you can not name

it is okay to believe in your absurdity

it is okay to believe

you are small

create history 

listen

bury the ego

you own nothing

i have no shortage.

you are not small.

brown mothers deserve their feet washed.

seattle im leaving you with an uncle ikes brown bag. say what you want about uncle ikes them bags nice. thank you for showing me some of the most beautiful. bad ass black + brown queer art makers you hold. 

the lorde was with us.

THANK YOU EARTH PEARL COLLECTIVE! THANK YOU OM, ANTASTICIA, NAA, TRINA, NINA, LINDSEY, FLAME, AISHA, BOOMBOOM, SpICE, LUMINOUS, HOWIE, SAMUEL, MAX, YVETTE, BLACK TONES + SO MANY MORE

WE OUT!

after 5 shows in 4 days. WE ARE off to our favorite american city (other than chicago) NOLA!. to unplug and allow the sun and the ease of the city to renew. heal these heavy muscles. AND of course sip on a wetwet from gene's!

UP NEXT uP next

QUEER LINES | NOV 24

jEEZYS jUKE jOINT | DEC. 2

thank you for reading the sixth edition of the brown pages. 

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now you know it aint a brown pages without a word from my lorde.

until next time

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