Rx #2: Body Rituals I believe it’s important to develop a set of rituals to be more in tune with and responsive to your body. Your body is the first body that you have to engage with before you engage with any other body. So, I want to offer a list of rituals that I […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #2
Image Credit: Chrysalis by Michael Kelly Williams Rx #1: Stopping my Fear of Pain 2020 was a year or letting go. I began the year sick physically and mentally. I probably had the virus and didn’t know it and I felt directionless. One of my low moments was collapsing on the floor because of leg […]Read More KWhole Apoethecary Rescriptions — Rx #1
Yesterday, I went to two online events that inspired the poem below. First, my friend Yasmine invited me to a Nichiren Buddhism conference and then I attended Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative’s black/water: The Digital Ceremony. As you know, sound, wordplay and etymology are part of my spiritual and poetic practice, so watching both, certain words […]Read More The M(N)STRY: “How Can You See in the Dark? Part II”
Hello Everyone! Sharing some news with you: 1 ) Holy Clown Syllabus Harlequin Creature, a small press on which I am a board member and editor, recently found out some of the problematic history of the Harlequin, akin to Blackface minstrelsy in the United States. After learning that, the founder of HC, Meghan Forbes, and […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Holy Clown Syllabus + Ark|Teks’ “Coding Your Cosmos” Workshop + New Patreon!
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
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!)
Happy Black History Month, or Black Futures Month, depending on who you ask! 2018 is off to a great start for Futuristically Ancient! See the news below: *The Afrikan Poetry Theatre is hosting Past, Present and Futurism at the Museum of the Moving Image on February 24th from 2pm-6pm. The day includes film screenings, such […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Museum of Moving Image + Brown Girl Begins + More!
Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2018 will be a year full of blessings for everyone and thank you for staying with me on this journey! I’m looking forward to a year filled with magic and to start, next Tuesday at 8pm, I will be on the radio show Exceptional Scribble with Francine […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Happy New Year ! + Exceptional Scribble
Etymology of Legacy: late 14c., legacie, “body of persons sent on a mission,” from Medieval Latin legatia, from Latin legatus“ambassador, envoy, deputy,” noun use of past participle of legare “send with a commission, appoint as deputy, appoint by a last will” (see legate). Can the archive be our arsenal and the archivist our warrior in this current war on memory and information? […]Read More The M(N)STRY: The Legacy of Black Arkives