Auntyland Film Festival is the newest addition to Narrative Network’s platform. Created during the current Covid19 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 Auntyland.com, a website that features multidisciplinary arts and literary stories about aunts and new holiday called, Real Aunties Day.
“The pandemic has caused us to live restricted lives and sometimes in isolation since 2019. 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. Continue reading “Auntyland Film Festival”→
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.
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. Continue reading “Top 5 Black Poets on Food”→
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! Continue reading “Honor memories, Brooklyn Slavery #400years”→