Auntyland Film Festival

Auntyland Film Festival

Auntyland Film Festival

Auntyland Film Festival is the newest addition to Narrative Network’s platform. Created during the current COVID-19 pandemic for women and BIPOC artists, the Festival adds a new layer to a multicultural and multi-generational storytelling mission. The Festival is an extension of, a website that features multidisciplinary arts and literary stories about aunts and a new holiday called Real Aunties Day.

“Since 2019, the pandemic has caused us to live restricted lives and sometimes in isolation. We must use our creative digital resources to stay connected and share our stories in every way possible. We believe our new digital film festival is a great way to expand our connections to each other,” said Sylvia Wong Lewis, CEO and Festival Director.
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Slow lane


Shifting to the slow lane is the best thing about Fall gardening. I’m no longer on a schedule generated by Spring and Summer’s pace – prep seeds, soil, and containers.  Now that it’s September, the harvest is mostly done, and the growing season is winding down. So let’s stop and smell the flowers and herbs and eat the bounty. It’s time to open our hearts and shift our vibrations to rest. Enjoy the plants that grew and the ones that are still growing.




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Top 5 Black Poets on Food

Essential poetry books for #NationalPoetryMonth

It’s still April and #NationalPoetryMonth! So for hungry, quarantined readers who are stuck at home sheltering from #COVID19, it’s time to look deeper into your kitchen. That’s where you will find food poems by top African-American and Caribbean writers who can satisfy your cravings. Food is their metaphor and main ingredient.
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1619 Africans arrive in Jamestown, Va

Honor memories, Brooklyn Slavery #400years

A beautiful street in Brooklyn, 2019 holds dark secrets.

Honor the memories. Honor the people who were enslaved here. Honor the people who built Brooklyn. ‘Brooklyn Slavery #400years’ (Project 1619Brooklyn) aims to center New York’s dark secret. We invite everyone to come to our table for community reconciliation, truthtelling, and empathy. Let’s honor and express radical equality at this moment in history!
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