Thanks to a generous partnership between New Detroit and The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, I got to partake in a project to understand race as a social construct. Everyone received a free DNA kit to study both our ancestry and genealogy, to make connections to our shared histories and the authentic stories of where we come from, and where they intersect. My journey includes failing miserably as a "white savior" (thankfully!), and finding hidden white ancestors who were more violent than the people of Detroit I was taught to fear. Oh, and Solange Knowles is my 10th cousin....so there's that.
Performed live at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI, March 27, 2019
(video credit: dad. :))