A couple of months ago a woman from Chesterfield County's Chesterfield Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center contacted me to ask if I would be interested in organizing a Best of Beyond Barbie show to be sponsored by her department and perhaps by the Women of Color Caucus of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and Virginia State University as well.
I am delighted to announce that we are making it happen! Here's the information!
Saturday, April 14, from 7-9 PM, at Holiday Inn Koger Center South off of Midlothian Turnpike, near Johnston Willis Hospital. Tickets $10, available at the door.
The following performers will grace the stage:
Gaye Adegbalola and The Wild Roots, Blues Singers
Megan Hicks, storyteller
Dawn Flores, artist, dancer, poet, activist
Denise Bennett, storyteller, musician
Valley Haggard, writer
Karen Morris, Eating Disorders Activist
Frances Wessells, 92-year-old dancer
Jennifer Jurlando, writer
Lisette Johnson, blogger and Domestic Abuse survivor
and yours truly, artist, writer, activist
Though we're calling it The Best of Beyond Barbie, I'm realizing that almost none of the acts will be exactly the same as at Beyond Barbie. Almost every person is creating or presenting a new piece for this show so whether you were at our other performances or not, there will be much newness to experience! The show will have some focus on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse since that department is sponsoring it, but primarily it will focus on how glorious it is to be a woman, how empowering, how wonderful, how rich and fulfilling.
I will post more information as it becomes available. I hope to see you there!