Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind


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Mentorship: June Jordan <3 Fannie Lou Hamer

Greetings loved ones!

It’s that time again! It’s always that time!  The Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind is ETERNAL!   In honor of the birthday of amazing civil rights icon and black feminist mentor Fannie Lou Hamer this

October 6th at 6pm

at Lex’s Inspiration Station

we will be reading this poem fannie lou june jordan which June Jordan published in the New York Times in honor of Fannie Lou Hamer’s life.   Did you know Fannie Lou Hamer was June Jordan’s mentor?  Couldn’t you kind of tell?  Fierceness gets passed along generations! We will also be looking at my special beloved copy of the children’s book that June Jordan wrote about Fannie Lou.

AND because so many of us have the amazing blessing of fierce and fabulous mentors we will be talking about what mentorship means with in the context of black feminism and within our communities in general.

Please come thru with food to share and bring your kids, your mentors and your mentees if you can!

love always,

lex


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“Meditations on the Rainbow”: Eternal Summer Podcast II

Filled with great music…rare and priceless poetry from Sapphire all presented in that quirky, interactive, meditative, writing workshop-esque Eternal Summer style!

(this is Sapphire…but this time it’s actually Lex reading Sapphire’s juicy poetic set)

This podcast is dedicated to all of us, but especially to Tyli’a Nana Boo Mack, a black transwoman made early ancestor in a brutal act of violence in Washington DC.

Get your pen and your paintbrush and listen here:

Eternal Summer Podcast Two!!!!

(If you listen to the end you’ll hear Lex singing the blues!)

*Sapphire is not a particularly PG poet so this podcast is for grown folks and the folks they can be accountable for sharing it with.