BWAF Denver 2020 Organizer Meetings 4/15 & 4/16

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The Black Women’s Arts Festival is an annual showcase of multi-media creative and healing arts, performances, workshops, vendors, and more by black women, created with our supporters, and presented to the public at large. All respectful persons are welcome.
BWAF Philly 2019 – The 13th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival is Sat-Sun September 21-22, 2019 at
Producer Amor La Luna

Plans are under way for BWAF Denver 2020: Colorado’s 1st Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival.

We are seeking a producer for BWAF Denver. There is a small stipend available and the time commitment would be commensurate with the size and kind of venue selected. For information, please stop by one of our in-person meetings or email the director. Info below:

Monday, April 15, 2019
Hours by appointment, between 12:00Noon and 7:00pm.
At a hotel in Northglenn, CO.
(Meeting is in a public seating area. RSVP required – to receive hotel address, email BWAF founder/director Cassendre Xavier
at BWAFphilly at )

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
1560 Wazee St. (on the corner of 16th and Wazee)
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-3127
Meet BWAF founder/director Cassendre Xavier and Denver-based black woman artist Latasha Dunston of Jitterbug art studio
at the bar.

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2019 Performance & Workshop Dates Added

* Sun April 14 – Presenting workshop (Coming Out: A Spiritual Practice & Social Action) at the 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Poly Living Conference, Denver CO
* Sat June 8 – Singing, playing guitar & selling CDs at , in PA
* Sat-Sun Sept 21-22 – Singing/guitar, reading poems, selling CDs, chapbooks & buttons at the 13th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival, at The Rotunda, Philadelphia PA
* Sat Dec 21 – Singing/guitar/CDs co-bill with at The Living Room at 35 E, Ardmore PA

Please contact the venues for more information~

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Bearded Lady – Bipolar & Binge Eating & Shame & Progress

(New YouTube video!)
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Calendar update!

Fri-Sun April 12-14, 2019 – Presenting workshop “Coming Out: A Spiritual Practice and Social Action” at the Rocky Mountain Poly Living Conference in Denver, Colorado.


Sat June 8, 2019 10:30am-12:30pm. Singing at the Lansdowne Farmers Market


Sat-Sun September 21-22, 2019 Reading my poetry and singing at the 13th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival, The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19104


Sat December 21, 2019 – 8pm Co-bill with singer-songwriter Rupert Wates, The Living Room at 35 E, Ardmore PA.


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What can we do to stop child abuse?

What do you think the 3 biggest causes of child abuse are? (Poverty? Addiction? Mental illness? The failure of social service workers/system?) And what can the average persun do to help stop it? I feel called to make this issue part of my life’s work, and your feedback would help!

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

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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 work. When we don’t do this work, we may become physically or mentally ill, or financially challenged.
But even when we don’t do anything with our life challenges, transitions, and observations, they still have value.
Remember to stay open to your inner muse and wisdom – they are your gift and your survival.
We are meant to need each other, so come out of your shell and share your stories.
And if you are too challenged with painful circumstances to do your creative work, seek support. And if you don’t find what you need, create it. Someone else will need what you have to offer.
Be yourself, express yourself.
Thanks for listening!

Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah, Amrita Waterfalls, and Endowed Goddess)
Multi-Media Healing Artist
renaissance negresse

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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 several times a year.
I am grateful to have a lot of the elements above, if not all, and to be well on my way to achieving or attracting them! (And I wish the same for you! May you have what you desire, and in the meantime recognize that you already have some or much of it! ☺❤)

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