Hey everyone! I finally have downtime after the Queens Book Festival last Sunday, so I wanted to give you some updates and reminders about projects and other housekeeping stuff: *Did you know I am on PATREON! I updated my page recently and you can visit my page here to find out about what I am […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Baby I’m Back and With Some News!
Hey everyone! I have exciting news! On June 26th from 2:30-5pm, I will be facilitating a workshop at the Lewis Latimer House Museum! If you are not aware, Lewis Latimer was a 19th-early 20th century African-American self-taught inventor and draftsman, who worked with Thomas Edison and was greatly involved in the development of the light […]Read More “Space:Queens”: Poetic Inventions Workshop
Welcome back to my Space:Queens blog series! For the past month, I’ve been participating on the advisory council committee and as a creative writing workshop facilitator for the upcoming No Longer Empty exhibition, Jameco Exchange, that is opening on May 21st at 89-62B 165th St. No Longer empty is an organization that works with […]Read More “Space:Queens” : Margaret Rose Vendryes
Greetings Everyone! Welcome back to the next installation of my Space: Queens segment! Last Saturday, I attended the 2nd annual Afrofuturism conference at The New School and in the panel I attended, Conjuring Black Futures, moderator, Jamal Lewis mentioned that conjuring is associated with possibility, the “otherwise.” I had the pleasure to interview Shanté Paradigm Smalls, […]Read More Space:Queens: Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Hey everybody! Welcome to the first installment of my Space:Queens segment, where I explore afrofuturistic art, culture and influencers in my home borough of Queens, NY! First up is Yvonne Shortt, who is the creative director of RPGA Studio, Inc., and is the curator for Queens Art Initiative, where she works on several community-based art and technology projects […]Read More Space:Queens: Yvonne Shortt
Like Dorothy, I took my home for granted… Welcome to Women’s History Month! We just left Black History/Future Month and a thought came to me to do a link between the two with a new segment called “Space:Queens.” In this new blog segment, I will be doing writeups and interviews focused on afrofuturism within my […]Read More “Space:Queens” Exploring Afrofutures in Queens
Sometimes you get lost in the chaotic whirlwinds of life and need to find your footing again…. If you were wondering where I have been for the past several months, that I went off the grid, it is because I have been putting much of my energy into working on the Queens Book Festival, as […]Read More The Return of A Future Ancient: The Reinitiation
Three words could describe singer-songwriter Alex Kelly — fiery, funky and fierce. The fellow Queens, NYC native covers a range of styles in her music from electronic to dance to rock to pop. Her first step in setting her music career into motion was meeting Robby Takac, bassist of the Goo Goo Dolls, who picked […]Read More Modern Griots Interview: Alex Kelly