“The white fathers told us, I think therefore I am. The black mother in each of us – the poet – whispers in our dreams – I feel therefore I can be free… For us, poetry is not a luxury… It is the skeleton architecture of our lives…. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change.”
– Audre Lorde (Poetry is not a Luxury)
The Last Words Of The Honey Bees 2015
Jess X Chen, Poet, Artist/Activist, Filmmaker, Educator and Democracy Chronicles contributor speaks at the Ignite Closing Plenary at Netroots Nation 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.
EMPIRE INTO FOREST (image above)
Gouache / 2014
Concept is based on this article: Hetero-patriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy by Andrea Smith