This is a very special poem to me. I talk about being Black in my poetry, but often it isn’t […]
Archive for ‘Blogs and Thoughts’
Exactly what the title says. blogs and thoughts about anything!
What Is Somdwain?
Samhain (/ˈsɑːwɪn, ˈsaʊɪn/, Irish: [ˈsˠəunʲ], Scottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪ãũ.ɪɲ]; Manx: Sauin [ˈsoːɪnʲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the […]
New Posts! Not April Fools!
“Well well well… If it isn’t Dwayne, back at the seat writing for his website again. Not like the last […]
#SelfieSundays – What Honesty Looks Like
So I’m doing a thing. I’m committing to visual honesty this year. We all know that each person struggles, but we dress it up in meta…
I’m In The Washington Post!? (again?)
So It’s happened.
I am often a background player. I enjoy not being the person in the forefront – I like my side character arc in my friends title series. But every now and then, it happens; someone notices me doing my thing…
Where Was I: 9/11/2001
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.
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:
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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 […]