On April 29th I hosted a poetry reading at Nous Tous Gallery in Chinatown. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the work of poets Cecilia Woloch and Mary Ann Taylor-Hall. Poetry is alive and well in the world and I am so happy to support it in my community!
This Mobilize Project is incredibly inspiring, a collaboration with The Standard and some of my favorite people, a powerful act of artistic resistance! If you're in LA on May 18, please join us for a silent auction at The Standard, Hollywood with pieces valued between $25 and $1500 / all proceeds going to the ACLU.
I recently had the honor of writing the first four songs for a new collaboration with Vital Voices. As the Artist in Residence for The Canales Project, I was asked to write lyrics to celebrate recipients of Global Leadership Awards. It was an honor to create words to commemorate the work of women who are changing the world around them and I look forward to writing many more songs in the coming months. More info soon!
This will be a wonderful event! Don't miss out.
I'll be typing poems at The Wallis this weekend for Welcome Fest. Sat Sept 10th from 2-6pm and Sun Sept 11th from 10-2pm. This a FREE event! Bring the whole family!
I'm honored to announce that I will be one of the first artists in residence for this incredible new program. We are so excited to be launching The Canales Project! Help us lead the journey from “the other” to “the all” by giving a voice to issues of culture and identity through music and the arts. Check us out: http://thecanalesproject.com/
So excited to announce my summer writing residency at Fancyland from August 11-Sept 3. I lived at Fancyland and was the gardener/goat wrangler for two years before moving to Los Angeles in 2013. Check out the forest magic here: https://fancylandy.wordpress.com/
I'm thrilled and delighted to announce that I'm joining the fantastic ranks of the Turnaround Arts program. As one of their artists, I will have the honor of working with schools around the country, bringing poetry into classrooms, and reminding students that they can build lives from whatever moves them the most. This week I will be in Washington DC at The White House to commemorate my participation with First Lady Michelle Obama and many other talented individuals dedicated to changing the education system. Here is a sneak peak of what this great organization is up to. I'm blown away to be a part of this magic. More to come! #ArtsForChange