Friday, February 1, 2019
Happy Black History Month! Just checking in to let you know about what's going on for the month of February and to give you something to look forward to besides constant shivers and general dreary weather.
This Monday, February 4th (Rosa Parks' birthday), I'm one of the featured poets at Poets and Allies in Altadena. I always love reading at this spot and would love it more if you would join me for a night of poetry, that is if you happen to be in the area. Details:
7:30 PM – 10 PM
2057 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
In other news, this month in Patreon, we will be discussing the ancestors -- mine, yours, er'body's. I'm really excited to get into this topic with the exploration of art, written work and other media and encourage you to jump in with me. If you have yet to subscribe now is the perfect time because it's only gonna get better and better from here. If you would rather not subscribe but just feel compelled support the important work that I'm doing to facilitate social change, create tools to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression, and teach liberation through common sense and ethics, you're always welcome to make a one time contribution in any amount that you choose to paypal.me/BlakBirdPublishing.
All donations no matter how lavish or modest and patronage on any level is always greatly appreciated and simply ensures that I, a black woman, am not constantly producing knowledge and art and ultimately laboring for free. The more that I am able to be supported in my work with more than just applause and kind words (which are welcomed and valued), the more work I am able to produce. It would please the ancestors, indeed.
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