pi·rate ˈpīrət noun a person who uses or reproduces the work or invention of another without authorization.
Today, during my Lift Every Student Residency, the 1st Grade students at Brentwood Elementary learned about Harriet Tubman and how slave quilts were used as maps to the Underground Railroad. They learned about quilt construction >> they used stamping as a way to make patterns >> those patterns will become paper “fabric” >> that “fabric” […]
It also was the departure for my work. I heard it in college in a performance of Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. This performance by Alfre Woodard pushed it past inspiration and made it mine. 20 years later I’m finally going to make the work. It’s […]