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Friday, September 25, 2015

For Sojourner by Octavia McBride-Ahebee

" we gave you to Isabella,
coal black, six-feet, steaming in her own appetites
because she staked a claim on self
hoisted by the gravity of her own cravings
to announce her arrival"
One of my many poems for Sojourner is featured today on the website Mothers Always Write. Here is the link:     
*Artwork- Ain’t I a Woman” blue by Ofunne Obiamiwe

Monday, September 14, 2015

The New York Public Library and the Academy of American Poets Present New Series This Fall

Carrie Mae Weems, Claudia Rankine, & Elizabeth Alexander-Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

     The New York Public Library and the Academy of American Poets is presenting  a new series this fall in which they pair poets with complementary creative minds. Last week's event included poet Claudia Rankine and artist Carrie Mae Weems, with a special introduction by Elizabeth Alexander To learn more about this series, click here:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

10 Must-Watch Films About Identity & Survival

                                       by Sojourner Ahebee

"A film, in its most simple form, is a story. And stories are not only a powerful mode of witness, but most importantly they are a means of showing viewers everywhere that they are not alone. Some of our most intimate and personal self-discoveries are lying in the depths of a film. As a young person who is attempting to navigate this world, themes of identity are constantly taking up space in my own life. Who am I? Who am I becoming? What is in my way and how am I to respond to these obstacles?Identity is almost becoming synonymous with survival. How are we to fight for our sense of self each day? The 10 films I have listed below respond to various intersections of identity and survival. Through watching these pieces, I hope we can all look into our own lives as a means of self-reflection… I hope we can look into our own worlds and love each other a little more. "
Read on ....