What do you want from life?
Several artists and festival-goers expressed solidarity with Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and other alleged victims of police brutality at the 10th annual Afropunk Fest at Berry Commodore Park on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24.
Born out of Michael Spooner and Matthew Morgan’s 2003 documentary, Afropunk (which chronicled the black misfits who loved punk but felt like outsiders within a predominately white crowd), the festival has become a symbol of unconventional and multicultural identities in New York.
Now what we’re seeing is ‘hands up don’t shoot,’ the whole hoodies up marches, and social media campaigns after Trayvon Martin’s unfortunate death, is that young people are interested in creating change.
- Professor Robin Hayes, Progressive Pupil
I have had my issues with men. That’s mainly because of my history of sexual abuse. And the whole idea of control. I’m crazy when it comes to control. I think it has something to do with the lack of control in other situations in your life that have played big part in your life. Some abuse. I can only guess.
What I want to do is fuck therapy just shake it of my shoulder and hope that the memories of the abuse will not sneak back in my mind. And just start from the beginning start fresh and be happy.