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I think a lot about what it means for me to be a migrant living in Washington DC. A way for me to navigate this is through learning about the city’s history, culture and people. I was invited to live paint as a part of @busboysandpoets first open mic in Anacostia. This piece explored what it would look like if the city, instead of investing on corporate development, funded education and the arts, specifically in ward 8; and what it would look like in South East DC if there were more resources, the school to prison pipeline ended, and youth could thrive in their city, with their community through culture and the arts.
This piece was donated to @spitdatdc - the legendary DC open mic hosted by @crochetkingpin and @droopythebrokeballer - follow and check these folks out (if you’re a writer in DC and you don’t know Spit Dat... hmmmmm). Deeply grateful for another night full of great vibes, energy and people. Y’all give me so much life - I can’t even express it.
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