9/11. Southeast DC ,Something woke me up… seemed like a loud thud. “Welp… I must have dreamt it” – and back to sleep I drifted. At no point did I turn on the TV; completely oblivious of the news that was breaking.
Archive for ‘Blogs and Thoughts’
Exactly what the title says. blogs and thoughts about anything!
Talk About It Tuesdays: What Are Your Voting Options?
View this post on Instagram #OurLivesMatter’s @iamlevarjones joins RealTalkDC for our Second Tuesday Discussion – The topic: Voting, Civic Engagement, […]
I don’t feel safe. I haven’t felt safe in a very long time. I am tired of fighting the same […]
Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award – Welcome to Aids Memorial
If you have heard me do a poetry set in recent months, you have heard me mention a good friend of mine who transitioned last year, Mary Bowman.
Mary was someone you loved without knowing her directly. The good things you look for in someone - honesty, vulnerability, the ability to connect with anyone - all from an incredibly caring and charismatic person. It was a gift to know Mary. From her artistry to her activism, I only knew truth from Mary.
Now Mary is the magic around us. She fought hard for the rights of many living with HIV (including herself) and shared with the world the hardest parts of living. Often it wasn't the meds, but people and their attitudes around HIV that made life tough. Mary tirelessly fought stigma, every day, just to live her life.
I am happy to see the Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award be created. A fitting way to honor Mary's marriage of arts and activism - by celebrating and financially supporting another artist whose work inspired and helps fight the stigma people are facing daily.
If you are 27 or younger and interested in applying - follow the link below:
Between The Stitches – Where Faith Finds Me
It’s a Friday night and buffalo wings are in front of me. Or I’m in front of them. We are […]
How D.C.’s historic Columbia Hospital for Women became a Trader Joe’s, expensive condos – The Washington Post
I replied to a tweet that a reporter friend shot into the universe. I didn’t realize what was happening in […]
Between the Stitches: What is “Summall”?
So I’m on the SouthSide Circulator listening to music on this fine summer/fall day. Actually, I don’t have a word […]
Between The Stitches – November 2018
I’m compelled to post because it’s been over half a year since I’ve posted. I’m moved to tell you all […]
Between The Stitches – February
Mood music – Heart don’t stand a chance Anderson.Paak I’m an artist. We are pack rats stuffing emotions into pouches. […]
Between The Stitches – January
Song of the Month: Frank Ocean – Solo Last year was a devils dance. Much of the year was coming to terms […]