Constantly Constance

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.

“You know you should go to the conservatory,” he would answer, “but since you won’t, I’ll tell you. First you find the logical way, and when you find it, avoid it, and let your inner self break through and guide you. Don’t try to be anybody but yourself”

—   Because this is the response the great composer Will Marion Cook gave to Duke Ellington when he asked the logical way to develop a theme after playing some tune he had written but not completed. 
Because I am just beyond to share our new work this June during the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

“For most Black people, the definition of progress is college educated Blacks being drafted by the White social order to be used as a bourgeois buffer zone against the masses of Black people.”

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Dr. Umar Johnson (via daughterofzami)

I don’t think Black America was ready to hear that Brother Umar….

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Because there is no doubt this written statement is truth.

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loveless422:
Because Bette Davis is one of the many reasons why I’m able to do the work.

Bette Davis in The Petrified Forest (1936)

loveless422:

Because Bette Davis is one of the many reasons why I’m able to do the work.

Bette Davis in The Petrified Forest (1936)

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Abbie Mitchell

Remembering that the work did not come easy so we must honor those who came before.

lostinurbanism:

lostinurbanism:

Gideon Mendel

A Sunday Kinfolk story, Easter Sunday (A Collective Collaboration). Submit your street, portrait and documentary photographs from the upcoming Easter Sunday weekend. I’d love to curate a story around them.
sundaykinfolk [at] gmail 

Because this is a fantastic way to stay interconnected

lostinurbanism:

lostinurbanism:

Gideon Mendel

A Sunday Kinfolk story, Easter Sunday (A Collective Collaboration). Submit your street, portrait and documentary photographs from the upcoming Easter Sunday weekend. I’d love to curate a story around them.

sundaykinfolk [at] gmail 

Because this is a fantastic way to stay interconnected

The Dapper Rebels of Los Angeles, 1966

Because forgotten truths are always necessary.

“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life”

—   

Art Blakey

Because jazz has come to be a deep release. Because when Sir Blakey spoke this statement-he knew it to be a long history of truth. 

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woodnwata:

John Matthias - Spreadsheet Blues

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Because I love it!

andreplus:

woodnwata:

John Matthias - Spreadsheet Blues

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Because I love it!

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