At times courage is bold and loud
Or it’s hidden within the crowd
When a crisis occurs
And another defers
The courageous makes us proud
For the Courage roulette, Sylvie was our show mascot–a first for us!
The show was hosted by Blaxploitation leading lady, Foxy Brown.
This is what happens when the hostess gives her camera to an audience member. Although he was a poet, he didn’t want to get up on stage. Jokes on this guy now…he’s on the blog!
For our second anniversary, we had a record number of featured artists at 11, 3 of whom were first-timers. Thom the World Poet gifted everyone shades, which explains why we look oh-so-cool in our group shot.
Magic Jack ATX challenged the childhood myth of stepping on the cracks that breaks his mama’s back.
El Guapo used vivid imagery about the courage to love another.
Carondelet Dember, for her first time speaking publicly, courageously shared her repressed memories of childhood. Courtney Jones spoke of how strong women with challenging backgrounds transitioned into butterflies.
Sangye O’Mara, dressed in military fatigues, detailed a moving narrative about love and courage of a married couple in the armed forces immersed in the horrors of war. Daniel Davila divulged a quixotic battle fought for his dream girl. Teresa Y. Roberson articulated how a privileged jerk would not successfully push a strong woman aside. Thom the World poet, accompanied by Magic Jack ATX, graced his courageous medley on the stage.
David Young AKA Ben Franklin started the open mic.