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.
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.
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
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.
sometimes there is no magic
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
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