It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve stood in front of an audience and spit some poetry and truth me told i have a few new ones rolling around in the space between mi vientre y mu boca pero I don’t think they are ready yet.
I will be reading at bluestockings , Friday September 18th @ 7PM as part of a mama storytelling salon featuring Kerry Cohen, Vikki Law , Jennifer Silverman and me.
Hope to see some of you there.
National blogger conferences are always funny things to me.
I’ve been blogging for many years and not to give myself too many props, pero I was one of the earlier radical women of color blogging on personal issues as political issues and then branched out.
I have been fortunate enough to link my blogging to my history of activism and even to my poetic artistry.
And yet, for multiple reasons, I am not funded and most of what I do is a hustle inside of a hustle out of love for justice.
This means that national conferences that talk about how to talk about the issues and strategies and probably most importantly,
are places to network and share info, even conference held by orgs claiming to rep my interests, are out of my reach. I’m a single mami who makes justice centered media in various forms.
Pero this week I will be attending Netroots Nation this week gracias to a scholarship from America’s Voice that is bringing me and other pro-migrant bloggers to Pittsburgh.
I’m grateful and looking forward to this opportunity to share ideas, experiences and strategies.
PS: The scholarship covers my travel and my hotel. If you would like to donate to feed the Rican blogger click below. Gracias!