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July 18, 2018

H̶U̶S̶T̶L̶E̶

ALIGN

Hustle. huSTL. Sweat. Grind. Wake up early. Bed late. Get the job at 15. Roll top of the class. Wash cars for money. 3 jobs in a row. All summer. All fall. Do better do more than anyone around you. Same results. Maybe not, maybe not. Try again / sweat,...

December 20, 2016

  1. Give one answer. Everyone is questioning everything. Your talk offers people ONE answer to sit with. The first person I ran into as I left the green room was an 18-year old woman grappling with the transition into adulthood and the pressure she felt to “get serious...

November 22, 2016

 This month there's a great feature in print about my Building as Body project! Editor Stef Russel shadowed our last installment of B as B at The Pulitzer during the installation of 4562 Enright. For a digital version of the piece, check out https://www.stlmag.com...

November 11, 2016

Dear Community Arts & Social Practice Practitioners,

Something’s happening here. What have we done and not done? Who have we left behind? I fear that in the activist world we haven’t been present to all the different kinds of pain people are feeling in our nation. There...

October 5, 2016

Two weekends ago, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors to the public. Three of the 7 creators of the Mirror Casket (myself included), journeyed to D.C. for the grand opening festivities, and a peak into the incredible...

October 4, 2016

On December 10th, I'll be giving a TEDx talk on the power of PLAY! TED put together a short feature video introducing some of the ideas I'll be sharing in my talk. If you're in St. Louis around that time, please grab a ticket before they're sold out! 

August 2, 2016

The past 3 weeks I've been traveling Europe, attended LSE Urban Age 'Shaping Cities' conference at the Venice Biennale, worked with refugees resettling in Berlin, and have been hiding #postitpoems on city walls throughout the continent for the delight of unsuspecting p...

July 18, 2016

I know a woman doing an artist residency in Iceland right now where the light shines all night and day. It agonizes her. I imagine that in a lot of peoples' minds, 24 hours of sunny brilliance is ideal, or something for which to strive. Not I. My incredible dad recentl...

March 23, 2016

After collaborating with artist & activist Tori Abernathy at her retreat at Paul Artspace, I wrote this piece (Temporary Art Review) and now we're collaborating together on two pieces in New York. I leave tomorrow morning to co-facilitate Proposal for a Perpetual Parad...

February 8, 2016

In St. Louis, it's been a warm one so far. Today it hit 54. Although mostly scary, sun and nice weather makes the neighborhood wake up, which seriously gets my creative adrenaline running. It is in the dead of winter that I usually realize how much the sun stimulates....

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