CHECK ME OUT IN THIS SPECIAL ISSUE: #SAYHERNAME

This, a Special Issue of TAYO Literary Magazine, ISSUE HERE  in support of the #SayHerName movement, focuses exclusively on the lives of black women affected by their interactions with State sanctioned violence on the street.

In it, find salient vignettes from Jasmine Evans, a Hurston Wright Founding Members Award finalist in Fiction; fellow Co–Guest Editor rahdiyah ayobami, a critical essay from the Amanda Davis Prose finalist; gorgeously unrelenting poetry from Zoe Flowers, Tara Betts, Kira Allen, Melodic Rose; raw, brilliant, and visceral art from the interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, and performer Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle; and other black women writers raising their voices in cacophonic unison from across the nation. They write over the silence.

ONE OF THE PIECES IN THIS ISSUE

#‎BLACKLIVESMATTER

#‎Blacklivesmatter unless you’re queer or
trans or a sex worker #Blacklivesmatter
unless you’re a woman at the wrong place
at the wrong time in the wrong car in the wrong
neighborhood or alive #Blacklivesmatter unless
you’re a woman whose abused by a preacher
politician or police officer
#‎Blacklivesmatter
Black
lives
mat
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un
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th
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don’t

From Ashes To Angel’s Dust @ Ramapo College 2016

Check out Chantal Maurice, Vesta Walker & Sherri Pullum in this excerpt from “Ashes”

Zoë Flowers is an author, poet, Reiki Master and seasoned domestic violence advocate and speaker. Her work can be found in Stand Our Ground; Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Dear Sister: Letters From Survivors of Sexual Assault and several online journals and magazines.

Dirty Laundry: Women of Color Speak up about Dating & Domestic Violence emerged from interviews Zoë conducted with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood (FA2AD) is a ChoreoDrama that uses monologues; poetry and vignettes to breathe life into the original stories shared in Dirty Laundry and includes new stories about racism, same sex violence, body image and the journey to self-love. Zoë wrote, produces, directs and acts in the powerful ensemble piece, which has had a number of successful performances across the country. For bookings contact Zoë@soulrequirements.org

Healing Arts Internship Opps!

Description

I am looking for an intern to join our team and learn the ropes of managing theatre productions, holistic healing retreats and my healing practice. The intern hired for this position should expect to be involved in all aspects of healing & arts management.

 

The benefits to the intern are exciting and important. They include working with a great team of artists and creative individuals who care deeply about producing quality work, learning the ins and outs of theater management, helping to produce great theater and healing retreats across the US and abroad. In return the intern should bring essential skills to this position: excellent communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and most importantly, curiosity and a strong work ethic.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with implementation of new programs
  • Researching Theatre Festivals
  • Assist with casting & (auditions if necessary)
  • Scheduling
  • Assist with development of promotional materials
  • Perform online marketing and promotion

 

Requirements

Excellent computer skills are a must, with experience working on the Web and in social media. Excellent research, written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are important. Needs to be able to work independently with minimal supervision. An interest or experience with social media, pop culture, blogging, healing, spiritualty, women’s issues, and theater -is vital.

 

Majors

Art, African American Studies, Business, Drama, Healing, Religion, Sociology, Music, Marketing, Psychology, Women/Gender Studies

 

Interested applicants should contact zoë@soulrequirements.org

Our Podcast with Medium At Large!!

We were so honored to sit down with Medium Julie MacDonald on the last full moon!! What did she want us to talk about???? Everything under the sun. We broke down the word witch, fear, racism, rape culture and soon much more! We talked about all things witchy including the role of the witch as healer, community organizer, activist. We are sharing some powerful love and fierceness right here ! And y’all know – you just never KNOW where we are going to land on Medium at Large Medium at Large

Click here to listen http://www.mediumjuliemacdonald.com/medium-at-large-with-host-julie-macdonald-black-witch-chronicles/

11205559_478359049005098_2115884223131701713_nCheck it out here

Lookout Dorothy I’m Heading to Kansas!

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crazy day – i wasn’t going to even go to the harlem book fair today cause it was pouring when i woke up. then i decided to get up and go. i was not planning on entering anything because i’ve never competed before. but someone came and got me and told me to go onstage/ i tried to hide from her when i saw her coming to get me…. in fact , the contest was supposed to be over…but then my friend said we have one more poet…so i got up and read….never know what the universe has in store…now I’m part of the nyc team and we’re heading to Kansas for the National Open Mouth Poetry Bout!!!

Black Witch Chronicles – Queering the Spirit Work: A Glance at Sexuality and Gender in Spirit Work with special guest, Alexis Pauline Gumbs!!!!

Shamanically speaking…. Many nature gatekeepers are so tapped into actual entities and experiences in other dimensions that their “human” incarnate expression reflects that multiplicity and fluidity of awareness. Therefore, binary realities are not natural expressions for some who travel through the veils. The colonization and suppression of our Indiginous practices has tried to erase our memories of who we really are and divide us into categories that promote dissonance within the global village structures. Join LaKeesha Harris, Dr. G. Love and Zoe Flowers of Black Witch Chronicles and special guest Alexis Pauline Gumbs as they reach down into their roots and raise an awareness and understanding of the divine purpose of our Prizmatic village members and the role of those seeking to be aspiring allies to the Prizmatic village.