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This (Boi)Yant Body

Narratives of a Queer Black Boi and the Waters That Carry Them.


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This (Boi)Yant Body by Bobbi Kindred
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This (Boi)yant Body is an ode to my Black boihood, my inner child, and the water that has returned us to ourselves countless times. This work, born in the spirit of needing an out from the depths of learned self-hate, is a detailed account of my transition from being raised and displaced in the suburbs of San Ramon, CA., to the utter tiredness over living out the patterns of addiction that lead me into drug and alcohol recovery. It is only a surface scratch, and I am grateful for the opportunity to give you all insight on my internal process through sharing work that stems from 2013 onward.

Author Biography

Cierra Green, Bobbi Kindred, Jolinda's baby, and Storyteller, because there are multiple energetic beings that exist within Them and each must be honored. They deeply believe in the power of storytelling to heal the inner child and it is how they honor the wounds within themselves that still gape. Through storytelling, they invoke the spirit of their ancestors' tongue when they share communally. They are peppermint oil to the scalp regiment, and ukulele pluck to "Fast Car"-Tracy Chapman on mornings with room for ruminating, and "Just a Girl" on karaoke nights when singing off key matters less than putting on an honest show. They are a former resident of the Destiny Arts Center's Queer Emerging Artist Residency in Oakland, CA., and their work has been featured at venues such as The Berkeley Group Reparatory Theater, The Impact Hub Oakland, and Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. They have slammed at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI 2016) in Austin, Texas, and are a contracted actor for Berkeley Reparatory Theater's Young Writers of Color Collective. They are in a touring production of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" and are a member of the performing arts and writing collective, Fine Ass Queer Artsy Heauxs Collective who is responsible for the production "The Niggas Speak of Rivers" directed by Lisa Evans. They are also the newest member of poetry collective, Pr3ssPlay Poets, whose stage production "The State of Black Bodies," directed by Mona Webb, was featured at the National Queer Arts Festival, Oakland, 2018. Connect with the author:
Release date Australia
June 27th, 2018
Illustrations, black and white
Conviction 2 Change LLC
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