CASSENDRE XAVIER | renaissance negresse

February Holidays & Birthday Wishlist!


Dear Friends & Total Complete Strangers!

I am writing to wish you a very happy February and to remind you of a few snazzy dates that I particularly care about:

The official holidays of the Black Women’s Arts Festival! These are all in February, and they are:

* February: International Month of Black Women in the Arts
* February 7 (founder’s birthday): International Day of Black Women in the Arts
* February 1-7: International Week of Black Women in the Arts

For my birthday (2/7) I have updated my Amazon Wishlist, which yielded some lovely holiday gifts recently, including a Bluetooth keyboard case for my tablet, and an indie self-published Gratitude Journal.

This time my brief and very affordable list includes a charger ($8) for my tablet, platform comfy boots ($39), leggings, a skirt, juicer ($43), spiralizer ($18), lithium orotate ($27) and valerian root ($12), the latter two of which have been my bipolar and PTSD-care staples!

Here is the link:

I have been wanting to write a Me! Me! Me! and an r.n. musecat (renaissance negresse museletter/catalog) for a long time, but have not had the energy, after putting it into day to day living, self-care, and creative projects.

I am hoping that mentioning it here will help motivate me to schedule my life better so that I may also release museletters more often.

Here’s a message from my friend Alex Kudera, author of the award-winning independent press novel Fight for Your Long Day, about the life of the adjunct college professor:

“By chance could you add my current post to your listserv or additional links you have at the end of ME ME ME?
It is not extremely detailed but has some thoughts on Haitians and Africans in West Philly from the 70s to the present.”

Sure, Alex! As a first-generation American of Haitian heritage, who also spent time in Haiti and lived many years in West Philly, I am happy to share your article!

Thank you all and I will write again soon!