Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Peace and love to all of the BBW's and our supporters out there!
My name is Lah Tere and I will be hosting Pearls of Wisdom BBW: Big, Beautiful Womyn reppin ' in the BX on Friday, Jan. 22nd. I am a proud BBW! I was born and raised in Chicago to Puerto Rican parents, and am an AFRO-BORICUA. I am 30 years old and a size 22. I shop at Lane Bryant and the Avenue, and when I can afford it, I purchase Baby Phat. I have been a BIG GIRL all of my life and have experienced the ups and downs of being thicker than the average.
How this event came about?
Well, I have tried to loose weight, I have been on every single diet you can think of… yeah YO-YO dieting. None of it has worked and if anything, has made me way bigger. I have had to deal with people telling me that I have a “pretty face” and that I should consider loosing the weight and then I would make it in the music industry. And if not, why don't I consider doing BBW Porn. WOW! BBW PORN!???? BBW PORN is not my choice or cup of tea. I know that I can live out my purpose and mission in this lifetime without baring my assets. Attention: THIS IS NOT A JUDGEMENT ON THOSE SISTERS WHO CHOOSE THAT LIFESTYLE. It's just not me!
(Please GOOGLE BBW and you will see what I am talking about regarding the pornography! )
So I was triggered and decided to put an event together of sisters like me, sisters that were PLUS SIZED or BIG BONED or had MORE TO LOVE and were positive!
My intentions are to bring womyn together that believe this:
Here I am! This is me! I am big! I am talented! I am bold! I am not afraid! I am beautiful and whoever doesn’t like it, can beat it! I don’t want to be your closet freak, or the woman who keeps you warm in the winter, the same one you ignore during the summer. I will not be that! I am in love with myself, and at the end of the day God loves me no matter how many cheeseburgers I eat. FYI- just cuz I'm big don't mean I eat 15 cheeseburgers! My comfort food is MY ART!!!!
I believe that 2010 is a new decade with millions of possibilities. I am excited about using RDAC (The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective) as a space for us BBW’s to express ourselves and be free. The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC) is a South Bronx-based performance and multimedia space that aims to utilize culture as a means for education and self-empowerment in our community. We aim to provide an alternative to the profit-driven mass media that imposes values destructive to our community. By promoting a sense of community ownership, agency, and responsibility through the arts, we can begin to more effectively address the larger issues of gender, racial, and economic inequality in the South Bronx and beyond.
Please join us in this BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL event. We will have Big, Bold and Beautiful Womyn poets, emcees, singers, dancers and visual artists sharing their art with a community that loves them for who they are!
Featuring: Storm, Mo Baby, Elsie E., Sally H., Chango Bi, Lah Tere, Fuerzagoddess, Euda, Lindsey Renee and more!
*Friday, Jan. 22nd
478 Austin Place 2nd floor
*$10 donation to keep RDAC open (no one refused at the door)
*9pm til midnight
*6 train or BX19 bus to 149th Stop
walk east towards Bruckner, right on Austin Place , walk mid block,location on left side, door has heart!
FOR MORE INFO:
Thursday, January 7, 2010
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
Lets Pack the Courtroom!
Location: 26 Federal Plaza (Case #088-187-516)
Time: 9am -12pm
Location: Corner of Lafayette and Worth
Victor Toro is facing deportation and accusations of terrorist activity for his leadership in the MIR, an organization which resisted the murderous, CIA-sponsored dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile during the 1970s. Join us in demanding legalization NOW! No human being is illegal.
For more info. Call: (718) 292-6137 or (646) 413-7037
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Summary of South Bronx community activist Victor Toro's immigration case. Movimiento La Peña Del Bronx and the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective say "NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL! POLITICAL ASYLUM FOR VICTOR...
Performing live this Friday, Jan.8th
YC the Cynic
Indigenous / Folk Music 6-9pm
Hip Hop Show 9-11pm
Support Immigrant Rights