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Based on the Novel of the same name, by Shay Youngblood, “A Black Girl in Paris” “stars Tracey Heggins and Zaraah Abrahams. Heggins plays an out-of-work writer and Abrahams, a prostitute. Their paths cross resulting in a sexual reawakening for Heggins’ character.
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The bodies of two Houston women, a lesbian couple, were discovered near a dumpster in Galveston County, Texas. Share this:
They had a 5 year old child together too.
Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
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I’d like to take the opportunity to share how sincerely grateful I am to all who have supported and have blessed my life. I find it difficult to find the words to express how inspiring, thoughtful, and beautiful my family, friends and supporters have been to me. My latest work is an expression of my appreciation and love for you all because your support has been so crucial in my transformation as an artist and human. Love and gratitude is all you need to remain strong and humbled.
Just like many of you, I dreamt of success in my career. I was never prepared for the magnitude of life changing experiences my passion and love for music has taken me. My music is a space where I can break free from the patriarchal and hetero-normative bondage confronted in my everyday life as a queer, an activist, and an independent artist. Understanding how my social and cultural experiences intersect, there remains not one ounce of me that finds it acceptable for the behavior I have experienced with the “mainstream” music industry.
In a recent distasteful interaction between a friend of mine, Maxine Ashley, and industry folk about her participation in my most recent music video, I was reminded that even though we have come a long way, we are not as far as we think.
It was shared with me what was being “advised” to her by mainstream label representatives after she shared my latest work in which she was involved in. These individuals insisted on projecting their personal heteronormativity and construed constructions of gender, and advised Maxine Ashley that she would only be hindering her career with her creative involvement with me.
Hearing this only continued to reinforce the heterosexual, colonial, and rigid classifications of individuals, both consciously and unconsciously people have over queer identity. And in this scenario how a young artist being involved with an OUT QUEER ARTIST would only hurt their career. But as a friend and supporter, Maxine Ashley chose the latter and continues to support me regardless of the advice she was given by an invisible institution of oppression. This only gives me the fuel and passion to be and stay true to myself.
With you I share my passion and art channeled in my latest video, “Unforgettable” because this is truly a reminder of how single moments can be revelatory.
—PLEASE HELP ME SHARE THIS VIDEO, PROVING TO THE INDUSTRY THAT WE NEED NOT THEIR APPROVAL + SUPPORT, BUT RATHER THE SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE, AND THOSE WHO VALUE FREEDOM AND THE RIGHT TO BE THEMSELVES IN ALL ASPECTS THROUGH ART + LIFE.