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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

Save the Dates! 12th Black Women’s Arts Festival!

BWAF Philly 2018 – Sat-Sun, September 15-16 at The Rotunda! Call for Submissions coming soon! Advertisements

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Black Women in the Arts Holidays 2018

Did you know the Black Women’s Arts Festival, which I started in 2003, has official holidays? February: International Month of Black Women in the Arts February 7: International Day of Black Women in the Arts (not 2/1 as I mistakenly … Continue reading

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Survivor’s Corner: Love, Courage & Connection

A former and very brief friend just reached out to me and I was thinking about how I had never wanted our friendship to end, but it did anyway, and how when we became friends I was afraid or rather … Continue reading

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Morning Molasses Tonic (for mood mgmt, weight loss, etc.)

Morning Molasses Tonic (for mood management, weight loss, and reversing gray hair… You know… The usual!): Hi! If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to start your day on top, with an easy-to-chug (or ponderously sip) tonic rich … Continue reading

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Social Contact on Your Terms (Mood/Anxiety/Eating Chronicles)

When it comes to being social, kind, and attentive to others, you don’t have to operate along mainstream social media lines. Remove the stressors, reduce the stimuli, and you will create other ways to conneconnect people who care about you … Continue reading

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Bipolar, Depression & Exercise

If you have depression, the below scenario may look a wee familiar. Here’s to us musterin’ up the gumption to do the right thing when we can, so there will be less times that we can’t! My recent Facebook and … Continue reading

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New YouTube video! From Victimhood to Self-Empowerment (Bipolar/PTSD Chronicles)

Video link: Video description: Do you have a victim mentality? Do you find the same hurtful things happening to you year after year (or decade after decade)? Do you feel trapped in a current situation? Beginning to work on becoming … Continue reading

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