Forgive my email and inbox over load folks lol! Stoked about two epic art performances coming to Lancaster! The first is Hu-MAN Up launch weekend that I will be performing. The second is Stacey Chin, an out poet and political activist, yes! #Screaming she rocked this line, “I want to be the dyke who likes to phuck men”! Ya’ll! I want to immerse head first into Chins imperfect, volatile, beauty. Lawd of mercy on my philological soul lol! Power to you 🙂
Monthly Archives: March 2014
Love Yo Rights
They say I rant about equality for people of color. And I say it’s not a spectators movement! -Gracie Berry
Descendent of Elephantidae
I am no longer a doe stuck in head lights. I am large mammal spirit of African descent-moving freely about the earth. -girlrillavintage
Photo Credit: Lovely Kimyatta Williams
Yurn for Truth Like Air
Know that my love and smiles, and laughs, and bubbliness is one cohesive existence inside this fiery, brown, ever changing body that lives for truth like air. I will never apologize for the truth I seek and share with the world. One love -Gracie
North Star – Duluth Lynchings: Presence of the Past
For those of you who are familiar with the songs of Bob Dylan, he immortalized this ugly event in his opening lyrics of Desolation Row:
They’re selling postcards of the hanging
They’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row
The Twin Ports is a predominantly white community (89%). In a recent report by the Knight Foundation entitled Soul of the Community, the results of a three-year study reports: The [Duluth area] community significantly under-performs against the comparison group overall in four of the seven individual openness measures. […] Fewer residents than in other comparable communities say it is a good place for racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, young adults without children, and talented college graduates looking for work.
People of color experience incidents of racism every day, and they have long asked “when will white people in our community stand up and speak out about racism?” This campaign is part of a response to that question. Racial justice will never be achieved until we as white people address white privilege and work to change it.
Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/05/1061724/-Posters-billboards-and-white-privilege#
Matika Wilber, a 28-year-old Swinomish/Tulalip Woman’s 3-Year Adventure
Matika Wilber, a 28-year-old Swinomish/Tulalip woman who gathers the 21st century images of Native Americans and shares their glory and grist with a contemporary, dynamic eye and audience; to expose the astonishing variety of the Indian presence and reality; as she puts it, to “build cultural bridges, abandon stereotypes, and renew and inspire our national legacy”; and to reveal the enduring richness, complex variety and tenacity of Native America. Read more: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/01/15/photographer-matika-wilburs-three-year-562-tribe-adventure-146982
Native American Elders Gathering in Lincoln, VT
First Nations Elders Gathering 2013. For the past twenty-six years the Sunray community has hosted the Native American Elders Gathering in Lincoln, VT. The Sunray Peace Village is located at the base of Odali Utugi, Hope Mountain, in Lincoln, Vermont. The Peace Village land has been consecrated as a sanctuary for spiritual renewal and planetary healing. It is inspired by the traditional Tsalagi (Cherokee) Peace Villages, places of healing and sanctuary, where communities lived in a ceremonial way. Read more:
Phuck You Mean It’s Spring?
Me and my boy Lenny like, Phuck you mean it’s Spring?! Keepin’ warm and cozy til the sun come knockin’ lol! Thanks to thee crochet queen Gracious for getting my joint up and running again.
Brave and Beautiful Women!
“The phrase ‘big girls need love’ to can go die in a fire! Fucking me does not require an asterisk. Loving me is not a fetish. Finding me beautiful is not a novelty. I am not a novelty. -In the brave words of my fellow cast mate The Hu-MAN Up showcase is going to be AMAAAAAZINGNUSK
“Everyone has t…
“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
― Erica Jong