Rx #8: Black Midwifery History and Current Black Midwife/Doula Organizations Black women, non-binary/genderfluid people and transmen face many challenges when it comes to birthing, reproductive health and maternal and infant mortality rates. Healthcare systems are embedded with problematic practices and education based on medical and scientific racism. A few days I was fortunate enough to […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #8
Rx #7: Plant and Herbal Books by Black Authors Previously I compiled a list of self-care and wellness books created by Black women authors and today I would like to continue with plant and herbal books from Black authors. I recently found out about Beronda Montgomery’s book Lessons from Plants, which prompted this post and […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #7
Rx #5: Reading List # 1 for Black Mental, Spiritual and Physical Health Since it’s Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, I want to share some books written by Black women from my growing list centered on Black health. The books below are centered on topics such as self-care and radical love, spirituality and […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #5
After the transition of Chadwick Boseman, my thoughts returned to Black Panther and previous research I did into the meaning of the name Wakanda. If you know anything about my writing process, etymology plays a big part of the work I do. Going back to that research (I came up with several theories including the […]Read More THE M(N)STRY: THOUGHTS ON THE MEANING OF WAKANDA
Happy New Year everyone! With a new year comes new possibilities! I am moving forward with an idea I had last year for a poetry collection called Baby Suggs and a Purple Butterfly. Originally it was supposed to be a smaller, online poetry collection, but I have decided to expand it into a full-length anthology. […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Happy New Year + Submissions Call for Poetry Anthology
New look! New purpose! Going forward, Futuristically Ancient will be my official Author/Artist website! Most of what I post will be centered around my own personal work, sharing upcoming events, manuscripts I am writing, drafts and early versions of my writing, and community and art projects. I am building the world of Futuristically Ancient. Below […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Redesigning Futuristically Ancient
Hey everyone! I know I haven’t been on my blog for a while (I have been busy working on a few community projects in Queens and doing some needed self-care for the summer, too), but I wanted to share some good news! My poem, “Celestial Mary (Galilean Daughter),” was published this month in Apex Magazine! […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Apex Magazine!!!
Susan Varo is a local Queens visual artist who is also the author of the speculative science fiction book called The Happening. In the Fall of 1983, she began writing The Happening inspired by thoughts and visions she had about the future and a world in the midst of constant technological advancement. It wasn’t until […]Read More Space:Queens Interview with Susan Varo
Black Superheroes + Black Leadership + The Responsibility of Building Societies in World-Changing Times Last week I had the privilege to see three films — of course, Black Panther, Canadian filmmaker Sharon Lewis’ Brown Girl Begins inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s book, Brown Girl in the Ring, and Martinique-based filmmaker Khris Burton’s S0.CI3.TY.Read More M.G. Reviews: Black Panther + Brown Girl Begins + S0.CI3.TY (SPOILERS!)
Lucy’s Bone Scrolls is officially here!!! Thank you to everyone came to the reading on the 17th and for those who were unable to make it, below you can watch a video of the reading from the night and view pictures! The book is available here for purchase and please write a review. View pictures […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Lucy’s Bone Scrolls Has Landed!!!!