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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

Bearded Lady / Healing Artist: Your Life Experiences Are Precious Regardless

YouTube Video link: https://youtu.be/GNXZgLnFEGQ Video Description: Artists are fortunate in that we can turn any life experience into a creative project that may entertain, uplift, or inspire others. We pay for that gift by carrying the responsibility to do this … Continue reading

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If I Had My Druthers

I would live with a fully supporting partner who is also my sexual partner. I would be more financially self-sufficient and more creatively productive. I would be performing music several times a month and travel for music and poetry readings … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s okay…

…to just feel a little overwhelmed sometimes. To sit in the feeling of never going to get everything done. Or never going to get that important thing done. Or never going to catch your breath again. Just sitting in the … Continue reading

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Diary of a renaissance negresse 3/4/19

Diary of a renaissance negresse March 4, 2019 Taken on 3/2/19 by my professional photog brother (Giscard “Giz” Xavier)! I had traveled to do a recording session with him (he is also a musician, songwriter, producer, and recording engineer behind … Continue reading

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Following Bliss & Making Art – At Any Age & By Any Means Necessary

Dear Friends & Total Complete Strangers! I have written two entries, one on February 13th, and the other on the 15th. Hope you enjoy and thank you for reading! February 13, 2019 (Please forgive occasionally wonky formatting. I was thumb-typing … Continue reading

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GoFundMe Update: One Step Closer to Denver!

Update February 13, 2019: I am one step closer to my Denver visit goal (to plan BWAF Denver 2020)! Yesterday I paid for a 7 day hotel stay there this coming April. Now all I need is to book the … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for My 50th Year! (Feb 2019-Feb 2020)

Greetings, Friends, Supporters, and Total Complete Strangers! Super quick version! I am trying to raise $3,000 to do 3 very special creative projects this year# 1) Release my first cover album 2) Travel to Colorado to plan the first Black … Continue reading

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