Inspired by an investigation by Amy Julia Harris for The Center for Investigative Reporting.
Directed by Jamie DeWolf
Produced by Jamie DeWolf and José Vadi
Additional Filming by Chris Brainerd
Edited by Kevin Holmes
"Creative storytelling - whether it’s spoken word, music, or even your crazy little blog - is so powerful because it flips that paradigm. By telling your own personal truth, you’re able to to break out of the boxes and stereotypes and show us, ‘Hey, this is who I really am. Take a good, hard look.’”
The Off/Page Project has a great interview with the one and only Josh Healey. Addressing everything from storytelling, comedy, and activism to censorship and jump shot skills, read the full interview on the Off/Page blog here.
"You tell me who I’m supposed to be
You tell me how I’m supposed to behave
'Cause see it's hard for me to manage me
Because I’m split
I feel like half kingdom
have some pride - no - have shame”
- RAW Talent poet mentor, Donte Clark, closing out this year’s Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out Donte and RAW Talent this February in their debut theatrical production, Te’s Harmony.
Tupac at age 17 reflecting on poverty, social (in)equality, education, gender roles and being a young person growing up in the United States.