F*ck Perfect~ My Role As "The Witness"

I was both excited and anxious/nervous about beginning the eight week journey that would be “Fuck Perfect”. Excited because of how much I believe in the ethic & mandate of Art Not Shame and loved the idea of a deep-dive…

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…

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 dismantling…

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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…