What an amazing night our RAICES Art Showcase Fundraiser was. We raised $947 which was $447 over our $500 goal!!!! This event was organized by Piper Toohey-Olsen and I. There were amazing performances by Jaime Lambey, Magnus Youth, Cora Thomas (@corathomas), Alyssa Cruz (alyssacruz___), Peter Lawson, Marissa Huber (@absolutelymarissa), Arwyn (@sanrioslime_), Lauren Lemieux (@littlelemieux), Elàn Bustillos (@elanbus), and Piper Toohey-Olsen (@piperforever). I also performed my poems “Race” and “I Will Slam This Poem Into the Wall”. Awesome visual art by Rebekah Kamer (@_rebekahruth), Kate Willman (@cascadiacowgirl), Braden Dose, Bird Lindquist (@schoolbusofficial), Cassie Rossow (@pours_by_cass), Rose Santana (@santanas_sketches), and Lucille were featured as well.
It is with gratitude that I am announcing that my video poem “The Girl With Red Shoes” premiered at +the Institute [for Experimental Arts] eighth International Video Poetry Festival. I directed, acted, and wrote the film while my creative partner Elán Bustillos created the music for and filmed the video.
In celebration of the film premiere, I thought I would share some photos from the video creation process with y’all.