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About cassendre

aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur” (musician/writer/actress/fine artist) Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com

Day 2 of the 14th Black Women’s Arts Festival!

Yesterday’s Black Women’s Arts (virtual) Festival was wonderful and I’m gearing up for soundcheck in a few minutes for the final day until next year! We have some space on the schedule and would love to feature a few more … Continue reading

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SisterSpace 9/13 & Black Women’s Arts Fest 19th-20th

Dear Friends & Total Complete Strangers! I am very happy to be writing to you again. This month marks two anniversaries for me – the 10th anniversary of my being recognized as an interfaith minister, and the 1-year anniversary of … Continue reading

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renaissance negresse seeking wonderful living arrangement :)

I’m a Philly-based artist and community cultural arts organizer, age 51, seeking a mutually wonderful  living arrangement in Philadelphia or surrounding suburbs.  I am looking to share a home with an elderly or disabled person who is practicing social distancing … Continue reading

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renaissance negresse GoFundMe Update!

Hi, Folks, Thank you for your patience. It has been some time since I have written. A lot has happened. I suppose it would be realistic for me to address the coronavirus. This is a time that is challenging most … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Managing Fear in Highly Challenging Times

“10 Tips for Managing Fear in Highly Challenging Time by Cassendre Xavier” http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/5234/ Contents: With Coronavirus COVID-19, we are facing a global pandemic not seen for a very long time. We are worried about our very old, very sick, or … Continue reading

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Diary of a renaissance negress – February 16,2020

diary of a renaissance negresse Sunday, February 16, 2020 WHO IS THE RENAISSANCE *NEGRESSE?  Haitian/Chinese-American multi-media healing artist Cassendre Xavier coined the term *”renaissance negresse” in 2002. A musician, writer, actress, and visual artist, Xavier (who sometimes works under the names Amethyste Rah and … Continue reading

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Mental Health Workshop at Poly Living Philadelphia Feb. 8, 2020

Hi, folks! Just a reminder that I’ll be presenting my workshop “Mental Health Issues & Maintaining Poly Relationships” at the 15th Annual Poly Living Conference, in Philadelphia this coming Saturday, Feb 8, at 10:45am. Day passes are available, and you … Continue reading

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Nifty Factoid About My Upcoming Show with Rupert Wates!

Dear Friends! DID YOU KNOW? You can support a show without even attending! If you’re a long distance fan, you can buy a ticket, and I can offer it to a local. In addition to our other advance ticket sales, … Continue reading

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Women Composers Concert Today!

I took a picture of this flier when I saw recently it on the front lobby bulletin board at Glenside Library. I may or may not make it out today, but I will certainly help to spread the word! (It’s … Continue reading

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Housing and Travel/Tour (GoFundMe) Update!

Dear Friends & Supporters! I am very happy to be finally sitting down to write you an update on my recent fundraising campaign to address a housing crisis I am still in the middle of. I really appreciate your interest … Continue reading

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