Ode to Audre Lorde

This event was held Sunday, February 23rd at 🔮 Cult Party 🔮 in Brooklyn and was organized by writer and educator Dianca London Potts.

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Audre was with us, was cast upon the wall via a projector.

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Music played while we created candles with her image and her words. Plus, lots of glitter.

Readings followed with Audre’s works expressed alongside our own poems and journal entries. It was a powerful evening.

 

WOC Avatar Reads Me

By explicit request, a woman of color living in the UK gave voice to my work in my stead. As I could not fly out to London for the release party of a book featuring my words, its creator fulfilled my desire to have my work presented by an avatar. In the video below, Indunee read aloud Totemism, one of two poems that were recently included in the anthology, LOVE LIKE SALT.

 

 

🌹 Being a Weirdo Of Colour Zine Release #2 🌹

On Saturday 6/15, Las Odiosas brought back a new batch of solid panelists for their second zine event. Wise words were shared concerning boundaries, bodily autonomy, sex, relationships, sex work, finding/taking your own reparations, healing from family induced sexual/body shame, moving on after sex based violence/trauma, and creating/sustaining “alternative” communities that center WOC. Below is a poem of mine that was featured in this second issue. It was written after the last election and concerns my inability to enthusiastically join the mainstream women’s march and my few lines surrounding who gets to speak up for whom. I wore a tounge in cheek all pink look to the event 👿

Love Like Salt

Two of my poems, Sanguine Rose and Totemism, have been included in the anthology, LOVE LIKE SALTThis collection is the dissertation of Amy Byrne, a student of literature and English at Manchester Metropolitan University. The project is described by her as “a poetry anthology that revolves around human interactions and encounters in our modern society’. Sadly, I could not attend the public launch in Manchester but will post a video of an IRL avatar reading on my behalf soon. Love_Like_Salt Anthology

2 Poems, 1 Zine

Last Saturday, Las Odiosas put together a rad panel full of creative, self-described weirdos of colour in the BX. It was also the debut of A Very Feminist Zine. Here is the beautiful front cover, the two pieces I submitted, and the back cover with all social media handles of the dope mamis who organized and showed up and loved on one another. FOLLOW THEM! Loved meeting everyone and wish to collaborate again soon!

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