This month, I had the pleasure of meeting Venus Selenite in person while she started her first leg of her #RehabYearTour. Venus is a Bettering American Poetry 2016 nominee, a 2017 Pink Door Fellow, and one of the most notable trans women of color interdisciplinary artists in the United States. She is the author of two books: trigger and the fire been here. She lives in Washington, D.C. and the internet.
Artists, writers, and literature mentioned in this episode:
- James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
- Nameless Woman anthology
- Goddess X
- J Mase III
- Jamie Berrout
- Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
- Jayy Dodd
- What you can do to support trans artists of color (thread)
The Sound of Waves Breaking is by Chris Lynn, a recording of voices in Washington, D.C. near the Jefferson Memorial.
The editor is Mitchel Davidovitz, and the show is produced by me.