Being a woman is not a story, we cannot be placed as non-fiction on your shelf
It is a movement
an expansion of bones.
being a Woman is a lesson in astronomy.
cooking chili is a recipe and then it is done
being a Woman is not a story.
We are not dialogue to be used in moving a plot forward
We are more than fixtures in the home after work and school
We hold more than bedtime consultation sessions
We are not chili to be written as a recipe and then close the book once the dish is done.
And this is what “Rebel” is about
“Im ok”, means terrified
“And I’m good”, means I’m paralyzed
but She makes it look like manicured oak trees on an antebellum tour
8. She’s a mixture of Big Mama with a Ph.D. in Street Knowledge
9. demanding that profit in death precedes her brother, not with or after
11. And they show Her allowance in letting Her body being pleased
12. Her occasional leisure in blowing trees to the wind
being a Woman is not a story that is non-fiction and simply closed.
Click to hear the new poem “Scoreboard” from Rebel Yell. Listen as Rebel talks about her childhood and men wanting to settle ‘scores’ with her.
TUNE IN TO an all new “Rebel” Tuesday night at 10pm EST!
TUNE IN TO “REBEL” on BET, Tuesday 10pm EST!
I sure hope you tuned into “Rebel” on BET tonight! I hope you enjoyed the excerpt of my poem, “and you say, Make America Great Again” as well as my acting chops 😉
Here are some shots from my time on set:
w/ lead actress, Danielle Mone Truitt and director, Sheldon Candis
w/ actor Dwight Hicks (also ex-NFL player for 49ers and Colts and Super Champion!)
w/ Danielle and showrunner/executive producer, Randy Huggins
Join in sometime today between 10am-10pm EST. I’ll come on and talk about my role in the series, writing poetry and even encouraging some prompts to hear from you poetic video posts. I hope you can tune in and share some of your work. Definitely tune in tonight for “Rebel” on BET, check your local listings for times.
“Got me / living life like a suicide note found
every morning at 7a.m.
can’t remember anything else but staying steady,
ready / like mother’s equipping
their children with breakfast bars backpacks and dash cams
bang! bang! bang! bang!” – by Nikki Skies for “Rebel Yell”
Click the link and enjoy!
East coast! You have five minutes to sit down in front of your television and watch OR record “Rebel” on BET. The plot is only getting thicker and Rebel is smarter and more REBELLIOUS. Nothing is stopping this woman!