Inspired by Matthew “Levee” Chavez’s acclaimed Subway Therapy at the Union Square station, Body Notes will gather over 200 fully nude models, both female and male, of all shapes and sizes each painted with their own personal sayings. Chavez will be participating as one of the artists of Body Notes, which is the brainchild of Human Connection Arts founder Andy Golub. To learn more information and to sign up to be an artist or model visit www.HumanConnectionArts.org
I am excited to announce that I am a board member of Human Connection Arts, a new nonprofit organization whose mission is to build an accepting community for ourselves and each other by inspiring human connection around the world through interactive public art events. We are gearing up for our first event 'BODY NOTES,' which will include over 200 fully nude people who will be painted with their own message to share. Body Notes NYC is coming to Times Square on June 9th from 1pm-4pm. Visit HumanConnectionArts.org to learn more & sign up to be a model or artist.
Women affected by breast cancer took to the runway for the Cancer Land EXPOSED show featuring designer Ana Ono during New York Fashion Week 2017.
I sat down with Jamal Joseph, a Black Panther, professor and filmmaker, to discuss his first feature film, “Chapter & Verse” at the Salon studio in NYC. Check out more of the interview and article over at Salon.com. [The full FB Live interview can be viewed here.]
What advice would you give the 8 year old who only knows a black president in the White House?
“Black people have been oppressed under every presidential administration -- the real power for us, lies in our ability to uplift us.”
- D. Watkins, Editor-At-Large Salon.com | Professor at The University of Baltimore | New York Times bestselling author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up