LOVE, LYRIC, AND LIBERATION is a collection of reflections, epiphanies, and warnings for those who find themselves existing in the intersection of blackness, femininity, art, and resistance. These poems and essays pay homage to our ancestors while offering the rest of us a warm embrace.
Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women’s Studies. Hybrid Genre.
Asantewaa Boykin. R.N, M.I.C.N is the Daughter of Valerie Boykin, Granddaughter of Bertha Brandy and Gladys Boykin and the Great-Granddaughter of Nonnie Boykin and Drucella Bluford. She is a proud San Diego, CA native who found her voice in Oakland, CA Berthas' home and Drucellas' frontier. Her poetry combines her love of words, storytelling, and resistance. Exploring topics like; space- travel, black-femme militancy and motherhood. The intersection of Art and Resistance is where Asasntewaa feels most at home. As a Creative she has found joy creating across mediums, while stacking words into poems, short stories and essays remains her first love. Asantewaa is a Co-founder of APTP (Anti Police-Terror Project) an organization committed to the eradication of police terror in all of its forms.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA