Into the Deep~ A Poem

So, I've been dealing with some health issues lately that have had me off from performing. To keep from wallowing in self-pity I've been trying to keep being creative. I've been going out to find natural beauty to photograph. I've…

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Inclusivity- Doing the Work vs Tokenization

I’d like to offer up this perspective that I believe is part of the divide between white people & POCs when it comes to talking about/acknowledging racism. It is this: 

The truth is this: If you are not actively…

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My 2 Cents on Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

For me, this blog about the choice to cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone is spot on. It is not a matter of how good/bad of an actress she is. It is the fact that Nina's "blackness" was inherently tied…
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It's OK To Be a Little Scared

 This was written on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012

Today was my 6th Guelph Glee session.  We're getting into a groove and having a really good time.  Some of the singers aren't quite out of their shells yet, but everyone seems…
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"Tapped" and insights from another generation

I just got back from a viewing of "Tapped" (doc on the commodification of water) and on my way out I had a very enlightening/frightening chat with an older man from Holland who lived for 3 years under Hitler's rule…