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For the People Episode 5

The tables turn as Aarav, @typednotwritten is interviewed by Nakeysha! She asks him questions about his book and his life. If you wanted to know about your the host of For The People now is your chance to learn about him.

For the People Podcast Episode 5

Aarav then talks to creative guest writer and photographer Marta, @writeshitdown about her creative journey and how New York’s fast-paced living keeps her so busy. She also dives into the importance of meeting your creative friends.

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Undone.

Do not be afraid to come undone.  All of your ancestors await you at your dawn.  Even the ones who didn’t wish to be there.  Each cell.  Waiting for you to open.  To fall.  To become raw…  So that you may feel.  Supported.  My love…  You are so supported.  Your undoing is your salvation.  There’s a roof made of rain and sunshine.  Floors of solid gold.  The walls never strangle.  Doors are never closed.  Some remove their shoes at the threshold.  But never mind them…  You!  You must come completely.  Undone.  Of you…  They require more – a more clothed in nothing.  Nothing.  At all.  Hang your fear on shoulders that tote wings.  Lay your burdens in laps likened to crimson tides.  Rest your bloodied soles on lashed and leathered backs that have mended themselves.  Spread your aching body across the Atlantic.  They have been waiting to make a bridge.  Out of you.  Come.  And be made.  Whole.

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Marx Solvila’s Black Opium EP

Just in times for Valentine’s Day, Wavie Gang’s Marx Solvila announces the release of his EP “Black Opium” which will be available on all digital outlets February 14, 2018.

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The Alux Chronicles

The Alux Chronicles is a book that is part novel and part poetry.  It is the biography of the author Michael Sanders. He began writing poetry and short stories when he was 18 years old and continued to do so as he went through the various phases of his life.

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Breathing in my Black Body in Birmingham, Alabama

Breathing in my Black Body in Birmingham, Alabama

(Picture courtesy of Salaam Green)

I am not confident, or an inspiration, or even brave simply because I have lost some weight. I get dressed in the dark and go to work with wrinkles in my clothes most days. In my previous home I decorated the whole living room with mirrors, mirrors over the fireplace, sofa, and such; however, in my small apartment, I haven’t looked in a mirror in months. I hate taking pictures even today and years ago I decided to not join the selfie craze because; I was too fat.

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For the People Episode 4

On this episode of For The People, we have Genre contributor Christina Marie Watkins! Find on IG @ChristinaMarieWatkins. Aarav and Christina talk about life and art in a way we haven’t on the show yet. Christina is a well-traveled spoken word artist and painter and we discuss art and getting out there! Making and doing with the gifts we have in life. We also dive into how your network shapes your life. How the balance of work and art take place in ones day to day lifestyle to make sure you don’t lose out on your gifts for this world creatively.

For the People Podcast Episode 4