Actor. Writer. Theatre Producer & Performance Artist exploring the many facets of what it means to be human. I’m a wild animal, untamed searching for freedom in the chaos of the jungle-seeking the calm within the storm.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
I wrote a piece called “The Battle” that’s in my new book. It talks about my depression and attempted suicide(s). it’s HARD to heal yourself and try and fight off demons at the same time. send your love and kindness to those struggling with depression and mental illness. I feel for humans who don’t make it through the darkness because I was once there myself. and I have to make a conscious effort not to go back there. we all don’t fight it and we all can’t beat it. have understanding and compassion for your neighbor. get help if you’re struggling: 1 (800) 273-8255
"How did dances on slave plantations develop into the Charleston and the Kid n’ Play? Duke University’s Thomas F. DeFrantz demonstrates three traditional African American social dances." [YouTube]
The only thing I love more than my people’s cultural history is seeing how my people’s cultural history seeps into the present/current times. Are these not Uncle Leroy-at-the-cookout dances? Are these not the moves of Soul Train dancers? Is the “Wing” not giving you TLC’s “Creep”