I consider myself an afrofuturist. It appeals to me on a personal and spiritual level - the mix of sci-fi and indigenous sensibilities. Interpretations of a future through an afrocentric lens; this is the concept that drives much of my work.
As a queer person, I have a duty to dispel falsehoods about what it means to be identify somewhere under the LGBTQ+ spectrum. If I do not live up to that duty, they I am being untrue to myself. And with that responsibility, I have to make clear to people when their beliefs and statements... Continue Reading →
Please be aware, some images in this post contain nudity. I was shocked, not surprised, when Donald Trump was elected. I have been spending a lot of time in Mexico over the past year, watching from a little further away as he spouted his dangerous rhetoric to all who would listen. I felt fearful, disgusted,... Continue Reading →
I am so lucky to be able to do the things I love to do. At the beginning of 2014, I said I wanted to do more performing, and little did I know my ability to call things into being. Not only did I want a higher quantity of performances, but also the platforms to do work... Continue Reading →
I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with this highly talented and multi-dimensional artist off and on for nearly 6 years. I am always impressed with his dedication, commitment to his art, and his all around aesthetic. Derek is the lead singer and creative director of Hi Tiger, a music performance art group that merges visual... Continue Reading →