Angelique

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Introduction WriterArtistTeacherScholarActivistPoet. Community Worker. Subversive Radical. Cynical Idealist. Polyrhythmic lover. Cosmic Warrior. Afro-Caribbean. Black. Woman. Trouble Maker. Revolutionary Intellectual in Progress. I have been womanish, long time, and so I dare to imagine a world where people of color can be human and free. I dream and breathe revolution and liberation on many fronts—sexually, spiritually, economically, socially, and radically. I see hetero-sexist patriarchy and white supremacy as preventing movement and advancement for humanity.
Interests Arts and Community Activism, Social & Environmental Justice, Community Building, Praxis, Black Cultural Studies, Caribbean and African Diaspora Literatures, Feminism and Womanism, Postcolonial Studies, Yoruba Language and Culture, Black Liberation, Gender and Sexual Freedom, Revolution, and a great many t'ings... like Subversive Activities, Mirror Dancing, Kung Fu, reading and writing till 3am.
Favorite Movies It depends on my mood - but some favs are Shaolin Soccer, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Kung Fu Hustle, Love Actually, Hero, Akeelah and the Bee, ATL, The Spanish Apt., Brother to Brother, Love Jones, Gia, Smoke Signals, Relax it's just Sex, Love & Basketball, But I'm a Cheerleader, Flashdance, Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Golden Ball, Whole Trinity of Being, Dancehall Queen, and The Colonial Misunderstanding.
Favorite Music Too many favs to name, but I absolutely love, Erykah Badu, India Arie, Jill Scott, Mos Def, Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Tanya Stephens, Lady Saw, Sizzla, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Tracy Chapmen, Ani DiFranco, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Morcheeba, Joni Mitchell, Meshell Ndegeocello, & more...
Favorite Books I love reading poetry and novels, among other genres. But if I have to pick just a few of my top books, they would be: Audre Lorde's The Black Unicorn, Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven, Gloria Naylor's Mama Day, Joy Harjo's A Map to the Next World, Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions, Erna Brodber's Louisiana, Angela Davis's Why are Prisons Obsolete?, Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones, Kamau Brathwaite's The Arrivants, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Toni Morrison's Sula, Dionne Brand's In Another Place Not Here, & Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber.