This piece was part of the #StartwithArt2021 celebration for the Indianapolis Arts Council event on August 26. I was commissioned to write a piece to speak on where we've been, where we are currently and where we dream of going. I'm also honored to be a Creative Renewal Arts Fellow with the Arts Council as well. Video production by Mays Entertainment
Proud to be a featured poet for #BookMarkIndy, a new project from @INHumanities that highlights the places that inspired Indianapolis’s writing community and features local artists and musicians. Look for the markers around #LoveIndy and visit BookmarkIndy.com
This TedXTalk was a part of TedXIndianaUniversity event "When A Tree Falls" in March of 2021
The Treasured was commissioned by CICF for the Inclusive City 2020 event.
I created this piece for CICF's launch of it's new anti-racism platform, created by Innovative.
Check out my Creative Mornings talk on the topic of Tradition.
Always grateful for the continous support of Dan Grossman and Nuvo. Check out this interview I had talking about VOCAB and the release of "This Is America".
Since 1895, The Indianapolis Recorder has been a major voice for our local community, the state of Indiana, our nation, and now internationally. From the beginning, the Recorder has been an advocate for those who could not express their thoughts or concerns; we've also been a supplier of truth and justice. The Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper now hails as one of the top African-American publications in the nation.
I have been honored to be one of the first of the Wayfinder Foundations Fellows. It is because of this organization I was able to perform at the California African American Museum and was asked to write this article about the Physical and Psychological Toll of Activism
Wayfinder has started Rise Up, of which I am a regular contributor. It is a space where the voices of Black and Brown women activists are amplified. We’re dedicated to giving you the best blogging content, with a focus on authentic, unapologetic, and fierce stories from around the country.
Indianapolis Monthly sets the standard for editorial excellence in every facet of its storytelling, from the whip-smart front-of-book to the bold photography and design, and aims to surprise, delight, and inform its 209,000-plus monthly readers and 41,000 monthly subscribers.
Talking about how to build a relationship using the arts, mentors, and programs that are sustaining for people of color alongside Maurice Broadus and Diop Adisa. The DaVinci Pursuit is hosted by Jill Ditmire and Mark Kesling and airs on 88.7 WICR
Mother, Activist, Organizer, Writer, Performer…. Indianapolis’ own spiritual healer Tatjana Rebelle joins us on this episode of How You Livin? with Oreo Jones. The founder of one of the most electrifying poetry nights in the city, taps in to discuss the current state of the “great white awakening”, finding peace and black joy within your self, and activism through the lens of a mother during a pandemic. For your weekly dose of vitamins and minerals, turn your radio dial to 99.1FM at 7pm EST and stream us live world wide at wqrt.org .
My interview with Ebony Chapel on WTLC Open Lines alongside Rev. Richard Hunter discussing my 2019 Toy Drive for IDOC.
Lowpone is the leading queer dance and drag show event in Indianapolis. It has built community that we have all needed as well as was the springboard for CTFD. The published book highlighted and shared stories from our community. Here is a snippet for you to enjoy.
The Indianapolis Review is a quarterly publication featuring poetry and art. We work to promote artists and writers from our region, but we also showcase work from around the country and the world.
Check out my interview here.
No Limits, previews the Spirit and Place event on 11/8/2017 called "Speaking Truth to Power." What speech is protected and just how protected is it? Our guests are Jane Henegar, Executive Director ACLU-IN; and Tatjana Byrd, spoken word artist and activist.