Here’s a song we made about the political weaponization of sex-negativity, and the importance of comprehensive sexual education.
Reminder to self.
Some extended thoughts on my new video.
Guante - “Quicksand” (Saint Paul Poetry Slam)
BRAND NEW POEM captured by buttonpoetry
This is called Quicksand, and though it was inspired by #ferguson, it’s also more broadly about how we respond to injustice, especially when we are not directly affected by that injustice.
via CTUL: What an incredible day – 29 fast food workers on strike in the Twin Cities; over 250 workers and community allies poured into the streets in two actions, including U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison; thousands of fast food workers in over 150 cities around the country; and much, much more. The world heard powerful stories from low-wage workers who are leading an inspiring movement for justice!
A million years in the future/
alien archaeologists are digging up the Mall of America
When I’m dead, find the richest man in Minneapolis/
and poison his dinner with my ashes.
Click through for an article I wrote collecting interviews, links and resources for turning outrage into action. If you’re angry about Ferguson and want to do some work right here in the Twin Cities, go to the rally on Thursday and click through to the article for some ideas.
This has been on my mind a lot lately. A poem about media, culture, whiteness and Minnesota.