Hello! If you are reading this, you’re probably interested in my portrait project: Descendants of Indenture. Thank you so much for your interest, it’s so very appreciated. I’m a writer and photographer, and also a descendant of indenture so this project is near and dear to my heart. Here is the basic information about my … Continue reading Portrait Project: Faces of Indenture
I’ve missed a few days of my series but I’m convinced I’m going to catch up, or at the very least – this amazingly creative and powerful poet who hails from the country of my father, will hopefully make up for a few missed posts. Dionne Brand is one of the most intense, lyrical poets … Continue reading Female Poet Series: Dionne Brand, ossuary VIII
This is the first installment of my month-long series showcasing a wonderful piece of poetry by a female poet. I hope to do this for thirty straight days. For the first poet, I’ve chosen Sojourner Truth and her incredibly powerful poem, Ain’t I A Woman. I can’t think of a better person more suited to … Continue reading Sojourner Truth, Ain’t I A Woman?
To most people I encounter, I have a wonderfully (or not so wonderfully) difficult name. For those of you who’ve never heard (of) my name and don’t know how to say it, it sounds something like this: Sa ‘roo ja nee. Got it? Maybe? Take your time, practice a little, I’ll wait. My name is … Continue reading The Art of the American Nickname
It was 30 years ago today that the world lost a great voice for free expression, political activism and positive movement. I was only four years old when he passed, but I already knew him well because of my musically-inclined mother. I grew up in a home filled with music, free-thought and higher philosophical pursuits … Continue reading Celebrating Bob Marley
I was listening to Ani Difranco (cause that’s the kinda mood I’m in) and this stayed with me longer than usual. when i was four years old they tried to test my i.q. they showed me a picture of 3 oranges and a pear they said, which one is different? it does not belong they … Continue reading My IQ
The deficit is how much? We have a new governor and he doesn’t hire hookers! Yet! In a small, understated Inaugural today, New York’s new Governor Andrew Cuomo was sworn in at the Capitol Building in Albany. In attendance were his three daughters, his weird, skinny Food Network Stepford girlfriend Sandra “I can’t wait to be First Lady” Lee … Continue reading Governor Cuomo: less money, more problems.
The etymology of the word graffiti is of Italian origins, stemming from the word graffiato, meaning to scratch or scribble. In the early 20th century, graffiti was relegated to scratches on the wall, Yossarian Lives! or some other political message. In the 60’s and 70’s, graffiti emerged from the underground mostly as a public nuisance, … Continue reading Street Art Retrospective at The Helenbeck Gallery
So, it’s obvious to everyone: the Film Festival Season is upon us. It can be hard to decide which film to see, much less which festival to attend. It’s all very confusing. I’m here to help. One festival you should absolutely not miss is the Human Rights Watch Festival, held at Lincoln Center every year. … Continue reading Human Rights Watch Festival
With all of this Prop 8 nonsense, I couldn’t help but think, what is wrong with everyone? So , I compiled a list of films I think display the universality of being human, regardless of whom you love, and flavorwire (flavorpill.com’s sister blog site) obliged my whims and published it. http://flavorwire.com/23103/its-a-love-fest#more-23103 This is by no … Continue reading My post on Flavorwire.com
The 92nd Street Y just announced that Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of England, will be joining them in a conversation with The Economist’s Matthew Bishop on June 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm. But, it’s a secret, so don’t tell anyone. Security will be tight, so don’t bring your cameras, handbags or anything else … Continue reading Tony Blair Takes a Vacation