Books 

Writing is a form of healing for me. Stories are medicine and a form of reclamation and resistance.

 

I consider myself more of a medicine maker and an artivist than a "writer". I write poetry, short stories, screenplays, plays, creative non-fiction, academic papers, news stories...you name it.

 

If you'd like samples of any of my work I am happy to send you something.  I'm also always willing to collaborate for anthologies and other collections.  I will interchange poems and excerpts on this page so please visit often!



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Notes from an 

Afro-Genderqueer 2

First Edition

 

 

 

The second volume of my brown, genderqueer anthology with blogs, essays, and articles addressing intersections of race, gender, sexuality, ability, anti-racist organizing, organizing within queer people of color/people of color communities, and much much more.

 

 

 

 

 

The first volume of my brown, genderqueer anthology.

A collection of my blogs, essays, and articles addressing intersections of race, gender, sexuality, ability, anti-racist organizing, organizing within queer people of color/people of color communities, and much much more.

 



 

 

 

 

Philosophactivism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpts from Notes from an Afro-Genderqueer volumes 1 and 2. It Includes writings on: Environmental Racism. Queering Food Justice. Dreamless visionaries. Master's Tools. POC anti-racist organizing and burnout. Occupy Oakland. The Ivory tower. Bilingual organizer/activist. Oppression and Organizing against obliviousness. 

 

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Zines 

Liberatory Sustainability

This zine is required reading for the visionary students in the Exploring Food and Urban Change class at UT Austin. It includes writings on: The intersections of Survival and Sustainability. Decolonizing Gender. Queer and TransVisibility, Survival and Solidarity. Farmer's Markets, Food Forests and Gentrification. Roots of Black Survival and Sustainability.

 

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 Resource Guides

Queering Herbalism

 

Queering Herbalism and  Queering Herbalism Encyclopedia (Volume 1-3)

 

Contains commentary and resources about holistic healing with an anti-oppressive (namely anti-racist and pro-queer)framework and a lens toward a more historically accurate, complete and inclusive (decolonial) history of healing.

 

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Click Here to purchase Queering Herbalism Encyclopedia. *Email for sliding scale discounts.

 

 

Herbal Freedom School

 

Freedom Sessions 1 and 2

 

Smaller versions of the Herbal Freedom School webpage which is part of . It is a compilation of links, books, and articles about herbalism and other holistic healing modalities that complement it or intersect with it. It is an attempt to make herbal and holistic knowledge more accessible (again). 

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Click Here to purchase Freedom Session 2. 

 

 

Chapbooks 

Saturn, Venus and Mars are a planetary chapbook trilogy.

Venus

Saturn

Time. Reconciliation. Identity. Saturn is the ultimate teacher. These poems are mostly about the cultivation of identity.

An excerpt...


Blanketed: A  Poem about My Heritage



Blanketed.
Brown. Rebel.
Marking "Other".
Refusing to be categorized
by a solitary color.

Ancestors closeted,
suffocated,
then buried,
But you demand
that I know them.

 

Dig them up.
Bone. By. Bone.
Resurrecting an abolished
past.
So that you can disaffectionately
gaze at the display-
Acknowledging with a


"Yea. I guess I can see it."

 

While distant cousins
twisted-faced and cold-shouldered
say that I am not one of them.

I belong to the intersection
of countries-
forced to mate during colonialism,
to love matches, rape, violence, and
indifference.

 

My heritage
one of protective
hiddenism and forgetfulness

Rolling of forked tongues
and cold understanding eyes
in one syllable

 

"Mutt."

 

But what's in a tragedy?

I don't remember the
sounds of Africa,
the touch of the islands,
the sights of the Old Americas,
the smells of India,
or the taste of Europe.

 

In this country we must

Assimilate.

 

On this surgically clean- white slate.
I.Am.Black.
And my mother is tight-lipped
and accepting.

Why dig up the roots of an already felled tree?

 

Assimilate.

1.
Drop.
At.
A.
Time.



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Far more than love poems. Cosmic love letters and love letters to Self

 
An excerpt...
 
 

Comets and Cobwebs



Under the canopy of
Cosmic conundrum
there sits-Me
blanketed in-We
covered in cobwebs of memories



Silken,tactile, obstacular
ticklings of the past,



Bubbling brooks of yesteryear
beseeching me with whimsical
whispers and beckoning with
Aquamarine Arms



Tentacles tenaciously entangling
threads of me and you
"Usness" interwoven-
neatly nitted- and



I, numbed with reminiscence
novocained in recollection
sit a catacomb of catharsis



heart rooting through fingers and toes
loaning compassion, consistence and cognizance to
the fertile cosmos,



Your comet-tailed smile
scorching my inner sky
Singe-ing my soul



Your hiatus a catalyst of
heated heartburn



Endearing entropy
Consumptory coals
heaped in hippocampus



curtains of stars drawn closed.
Final Act. Fade to black-hole.

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