For 20 years BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance has been a space where LGBTQ++, outcasts and all the others have found refuge. BAAD! has created something special where art created by our community is celebrated and lifted. Yearly they curate events the entire month in June to celebrate PRiDE. I am honored to… Continue reading Power of the P~ A reading @ BAAD!
Why I’ve dedicated my life to serving WOC!
Why are spaces for women of color important TO ME? Because for far too long we have been left out of the narratives. In this space you are at the center of the conversation. Because without you there is NO me! Because writing is how we dig for the truth and hopefully save ourselves. Because… Continue reading Why I’ve dedicated my life to serving WOC!
Fun House EVENT!!!
BAAD! Is at it again... they know how to throw a party. This evening will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. You do not want to miss this historical event! To purchase tickets visit BAAD! Buy a ticket or make a donation! Please spread the word, all proceeds are for an amazing cause. Love,… Continue reading Fun House EVENT!!!
Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness
Poets & Writers, The NYC Latina Writers Group, & BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance are honored to offer a Master Poetry Class: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness with Nancy Mercado, Ph.D. In undergrad I took a psychology class where the professor shared an example of the “Bystander effect/apathy,” where… Continue reading Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness
GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! FREE FILM SERIES
If you're looking for something fun, inspiring and FREE to do join us for an amazing LGBTQ film series. Come with your lover, come with your friends... the point is we want you to come. (Insert pun) You are cordially invited to this year's: GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! FEBRUARY 4-14 | GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! is an annual… Continue reading GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! FREE FILM SERIES
BAADASS Women Festival Opening Night – FREE Tonight!
Les histoires de l'amour lesbien / The Stories of Lesbian Love: These are fierce womyn storytellers and artists honoring the lesbians who have come before us, who walk with us and womyn who will leave their stories for the rest of us! Tonight, Thursday, March 12th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm BAAD! 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY… Continue reading BAADASS Women Festival Opening Night – FREE Tonight!
GET TOUGH! GET BAAD! A FILM SERIES CELEBRATING QUEER POWER, DIVERSITY AND DEFIANCE
Get Tough! Get BAAD! Queer Film Festival kicks off tomorrow! Join me for a FREE film screening and Q&A session led by fabulous me for the amazing movie SAVING FACE! There will be an art exhibit at 5:30pm to be followed by the movie. (Cocktails will be available for purchase) GET TOUGH! GET BAAD! A FILM SERIES… Continue reading GET TOUGH! GET BAAD! A FILM SERIES CELEBRATING QUEER POWER, DIVERSITY AND DEFIANCE
2014 BAAD!ASS WOMEN “LIT” Night
Happening tonight in NYC! Thursday, March 20 at 8pm Free "LIT" NIGHT "Eight poets bring their bravado and verve to riff on life, love, passion and peace – with J. Skye Cabrera, Yoseli Castillo, Nyna Kennedy, Sheila Maldonado, Alice Myerson, Sargenta G, Kirya Traber and YaliniDream." Venue: 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 ~ 718-918-2110 About BAAD:… Continue reading 2014 BAAD!ASS WOMEN “LIT” Night