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On Thursday, November 7th at 7:30pm, THE REVIVAL international poetry tour will step out of the living room and into one of Brooklyn’s hidden gems for a night of music and storytelling benefitting Women and the Word: The Revival Movie.
Cereus Arts and Making Chaos Films are opening the doors of Cup Center in BedStuy, Brooklyn for Testimony, a benefit concert featuring an evening with Cave Canem Fellow
Angel Nafis, author of “Black Girl Mansion,” queer pop sensation
“I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it. Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”
We’re celebrating GLAAD- #SpiritDay with special footage from Women and the Word: The Revival Movie. It’s a special moment with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, the queer black feminist evangelist. With more than 30% of high school students being bullied in schools nationwide, we need her words more than ever.
This message is a great encouragement for anyone looking to thrive in the real world when they’re “different”. Make sure you share with a friend!
Out of South Africa comes Mary Sibande recognized for her project called, Long Live the Dead Queen.The exhibition revolves around a character named Sophie Ntombikayise, a maid inspired from her personal family history of four generations involved in domestic work.
“Sophie’s eyes are always closed as she dreams and desires things that a maid and her family never had. Sibande created the figure in order to pay tribute to her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother in a four figure sculpture series. In this, Sibande too becomes the maid, crafting the history of the women in her family.”