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Thurs. June 8, 2017 – 6:30pm (Literary performance/reading): I/We In/Out Our/Own, event curated by Heather Raquel Phillips. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648133898826943/

Sat. June 24, 2017 – 10:30am-12:30pm – (Performing music) “Community Day” at Lansdowne Farmers Market – Free

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Sat. April 29th, 2017 – Go West Craft Fest, right next to, but not quite at the Woodland Cemetery, 40th St. and Woodland Ave, West Philly. I’ll have a better idea of what time I go on but right now I know it’ll be between 12noon and 3pm. I’ll be performing a 45 minute set and there will be a sound system.

Sat. June 25, 2016 – 10:30am-12:30pm – Lansdowne Farmers Market – Free

Musician of the Week

“Market favorite Cassendre Xavier is back for the second time this year, proving that good things just can’t get enough of each other (the LFM of Cassendre and vice versa).” – from their September 17, 2015 “Fresh Picks” newsletter.

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2015:
 Feb. 12 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Susan DiPrionio and Aziza Kinteh.
Feb. 13 – Hope CD Release Concert at Tin Angel, featuring:
Feb. 22 – Presented my workshop “Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Poly, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric” at the 10th Annual Poly Living Conference in Philadelphia. (It was very successful, and sentimental for me because I love conferences and met my previous partner there at the 7th Annual in 2012!
May 14 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Sarah Sawyers-Lovett.
June 2 – Although technically homeless and staying with family and friends since October 2013 (the death of my partner Tom in March 2013 being a major impetus), I officially enter and become a residence at an emergency shelter for single women in Philadelphia. I am still a resident there at the time of this writing, 5 months later.
June 7 – I sing and play guitar at the wedding of local activist and one of my long-time Philly acquaintances, Nijmie Dzurinko.
June 11 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Krista Nelson.
July 9 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Natalie C. Felix
July 18 – I sing and play guitar at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market. It’s my annual and perhaps 4th or 5th appearance.
Sept 10 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Josephine Curry. (This would be the last Series at Big Blue Marble as I announce shortly thereafter that the Series is now on hiatus, in part due to my repeated attempts at having curfew extension at the shelter approved.)
Sept 17 – Submitted proposal to the Mt. Airy Learning Tree to present my “Empowering Affirmations Yoga” class in their Winter series.
Sept. 23 – My “Empowering Affirmations Yoga” class begins at Ahimsa House!
Oct. 3 – Attended Philadelphia’s Mind Body Spirit Expo for the first time (in Oaks, PA) and performed free angel readings for people in the eating areas as well as after an angel reading workshop by a featured presenter. Very exciting and rewarding!
Oct. 15 – I sang and played guitar at a private house party for former Editor-in-Chief & Art Director of Philly Weekly
2014:
April – I moved to and began interviewing potential co-habitants of an intentional cooperartive wimmin’s household. (Due to its location, and its being empty, the house did not attract the amount of interest in the necessary amount of time for this to become a reality.)
April – I began negotiations to possibly hold a Black Women’s Arts Festival in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. (It was not to be.)
May 1 – My article “ is published in Wisdom Magazine’s online edition:
June 24th – My proposal to have The Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Walnut Street West branch was accepted. (However, due to the difficulty of finding featured readers available at that venue’s early hour, the Series was cancelled at that location.)
July 31 – Applied for the Leeway Foundation’s Art & Change Grant ($2,500 for The Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series to continue, and to create a bi-monthly chapbook of the featured readers’ works. Application was later denied.)
August – Applied, interviewed, and began working at two independent bookstores, simultaneously.
September 5-7 – Attended and presented workshops at Sisterspace Weekend, in Darlington MD. The workshops were: “Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: How to Eat Better Without Being Perfect”, “Sexual Healing with the Angels”, and “Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Poly, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric.” (It was my first time presenting any of those workshops, I had a great time, and received lots of good reviews from the attendees!)
Sept. 11 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in West Mt. Airy, featuring Maleka Fruean and Phoenix Mystique.
Sept. 13 – I travel to NJ to sing and play guitar at my cousin’s wedding reception.
Sept. 27 – I sing and play guitar at The Folk Factory, in Mt. Airy. Probably my 6thtime playing that venue since moving to Philly in 1990.
Sept. 28 – Perform spoken word at Queer Memoir comedy event at the William Way LGBT Community Center. You can see my performance on YouTube here:
Oct. 9 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Renee Bess.
Oct. 22 – I perform with David Rovics at a fundraiser benefiting the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) at Calvary United Methodist Church in West Philly. We trade product and he gives me a copy of his marvelous pamphlet
Oct. 23 – I am the opening act for singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Nachmanoff, at the Lansdowne Folk Club in Lansdowne PA. There I meet Germany-based singer-songwriter Ann Burghard who takes pictures of me, one of which ends up gracing the cover of my 7th and latest album, Hope (released in February 2015 to good review by Philly Weekly editor Stephen Segal.
Nov. 8 – I lead my class “Raw Food for the Rest of Us: How to Eat Better without Being Perfect” for the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, at the Unitarian Society of Germantown.
Nov. 13 – I hosted the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, featuring Victoria Brownworth and Lisa R. Nelson.
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