Monét Noelle Marshall

When the world is destroyed, someone must remake the world. I think you’d call that art.

-The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

 

  CJ Suitt   CJ Suitt (he/him/his) is an performance poet, arts educator, and community organizer from Chapel Hill, NC, whose work is rooted in storytelling and social justice. Most recently he is returning to his hometown from a roadtrip/interview-based podcast called  Sitting In The Intersection , which discusses relationships across differences. He is committed to speaking truth to power and aims to be a bridge for communities who cannot always see themselves in each other.

CJ Suitt

CJ Suitt (he/him/his) is an performance poet, arts educator, and community organizer from Chapel Hill, NC, whose work is rooted in storytelling and social justice. Most recently he is returning to his hometown from a roadtrip/interview-based podcast called Sitting In The Intersection, which discusses relationships across differences. He is committed to speaking truth to power and aims to be a bridge for communities who cannot always see themselves in each other.

  Daniel B. Coleman   Daniel B. Coleman (he/they) is a black trans / feminist nerd, mover, lover of all good food and beverages, a traveling soul, a tight embracer, a memorable giggler, a healer and a listener. They feel best in the middle of the woods somewhere, near the ocean, or surrounded by loved ones with great music, nice wine, a meal. Daniel hast two fuzzy children, Xiq and Gaza, that he currently shares a home with in Durham.   To learn more about Daniel's work, see his website here:  www.danielbcoleman.com

Daniel B. Coleman

Daniel B. Coleman (he/they) is a black trans / feminist nerd, mover, lover of all good food and beverages, a traveling soul, a tight embracer, a memorable giggler, a healer and a listener. They feel best in the middle of the woods somewhere, near the ocean, or surrounded by loved ones with great music, nice wine, a meal. Daniel hast two fuzzy children, Xiq and Gaza, that he currently shares a home with in Durham. 

To learn more about Daniel's work, see his website here: www.danielbcoleman.com

  A. yoni Jeffries   I am A.yoni Jeffries. I sing often in lone rooms filled with silence + stillness. I craft things with my hands and I enjoy dull pencils + notebook paper. My presence either comforts or intimidates - and I am discovering that I only control how I see myself.    https://www.patreon.com/awaruhi/memberships

A. yoni Jeffries

I am A.yoni Jeffries. I sing often in lone rooms filled with silence + stillness. I craft things with my hands and I enjoy dull pencils + notebook paper. My presence either comforts or intimidates - and I am discovering that I only control how I see myself. 

https://www.patreon.com/awaruhi/memberships

 
  Johanna Rose   Johanna Rose (bka JoRose) is a performance artist born and raised right here in Durham. She REALLY wanted to be an astronaut, but her mom told her no, so now she tries her luck spinning on a Lyra instead. Thrilled and honored to be a part of Monet's performance body, catch her next in her one woman show: Parcours, right here at The Fruit, July 5-7.   www.johannaroseburwell.com  Insta: @_jo_rose_ Twitter: @HeroicMulatta

Johanna Rose

Johanna Rose (bka JoRose) is a performance artist born and raised right here in Durham. She REALLY wanted to be an astronaut, but her mom told her no, so now she tries her luck spinning on a Lyra instead. Thrilled and honored to be a part of Monet's performance body, catch her next in her one woman show: Parcours, right here at The Fruit, July 5-7. 
www.johannaroseburwell.com
Insta: @_jo_rose_
Twitter: @HeroicMulatta

 
  Terryca Taylor   Terryca Taylor is 31 years old from Murfreesboro, NC. She attended North Carolina Central University and has dedicated her life to children. She works with children 0-5 years old and always teaches through love. She has a non-profit called US Outreach where she gives to communities that are less fortunate. She aspires to operate a farm in which she can run a children's home with the "forgotten children" as she knows what it's like to be invisible.

Terryca Taylor

Terryca Taylor is 31 years old from Murfreesboro, NC. She attended North Carolina Central University and has dedicated her life to children. She works with children 0-5 years old and always teaches through love. She has a non-profit called US Outreach where she gives to communities that are less fortunate. She aspires to operate a farm in which she can run a children's home with the "forgotten children" as she knows what it's like to be invisible.

 
  Patience O'Neill   Patience- is just that. They’ve loved every minute working on this project, and they feel that love deep, deep down in their bones and muscles. :)

Patience O'Neill

Patience- is just that. They’ve loved every minute working on this project, and they feel that love deep, deep down in their bones and muscles. :)

  Ken Rumble   Ken Rumble stares at pages; there's something there and something in there and something in him. The page is where there becomes here, where there and in there and here rub together, burn, and become light, delicate feathery ash drifting all over the world.  KenRumble.com

Ken Rumble

Ken Rumble stares at pages; there's something there and something in there and something in him. The page is where there becomes here, where there and in there and here rub together, burn, and become light, delicate feathery ash drifting all over the world. KenRumble.com

 
  Omisade Burney-Scott   Omisade is a black, southern, feminist, creative, mother and healer with decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, and social justice. She is a 7th generation North Carolinian from New Bern, NC, an initiated priest in the Ifa/Yoruba tradition and mother of two beautiful Black sons, Che and Taj. 

Omisade Burney-Scott

Omisade is a black, southern, feminist, creative, mother and healer with decades of experience in nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, and social justice. She is a 7th generation North Carolinian from New Bern, NC, an initiated priest in the Ifa/Yoruba tradition and mother of two beautiful Black sons, Che and Taj. 

 
  Brittany Bennett      Brittany Bennett is a daughter, granddaughter, big sister, aunt, partner, and friend. She has deep South Carolina roots and is her happiest when surrounded by people she loves, preferably at a big family cookout. She's a dancer, a yogi, a lover of good food and great conversation. She works to help people access what they need to thrive within their communities. Follow her on instagram @brittanyabennett.  

Brittany Bennett

 

Brittany Bennett is a daughter, granddaughter, big sister, aunt, partner, and friend. She has deep South Carolina roots and is her happiest when surrounded by people she loves, preferably at a big family cookout. She's a dancer, a yogi, a lover of good food and great conversation. She works to help people access what they need to thrive within their communities. Follow her on instagram @brittanyabennett.  

 
  Lisa Turner   Lisa Suzanne Lighting Designer and Technical Director of Walltown Childrens Theatre. 

Lisa Turner

Lisa Suzanne Lighting Designer and Technical Director of Walltown Childrens Theatre. 

 
  Derrick Beasley   Derrick is a son, brother, friend and mentor. He is an artist, crafter, maker and risk taker. Believer in Black expansiveness and possibilities. Durham bred and Mars bound.  Brobeas.com/@brobeas BlackAugustinthePark.com    

Derrick Beasley

Derrick is a son, brother, friend and mentor. He is an artist, crafter, maker and risk taker. Believer in Black expansiveness and possibilities.
Durham bred and Mars bound. 
Brobeas.com/@brobeas
BlackAugustinthePark.com    

Cover Photo by Chris Charles

Background image by Flickr user SlimJim