Spring Spotlight: Poetry, May 21

Charlotte Pride continues its Spring Spotlight with its fourth night, tonight, Thursday, May 21st. We’re hosing a full week of highlighting and supporting awesome LGBTQ artists and entertainers during COVID-19. Click here to see the full week’s schedule and line-up

Streaming live at 7pm tonight on our Facebook page at facebook.com/cltpride, we’ll highlight the work of five awesome poets, writers, and spoken word artists.

See the performers’ full bios, social handles, and donation links below!

Are you a local artist or entertainer? We want you! This week’s Spring Spotlight is just the first of many awesome ways we’re planning to connect virtually this summer. If you’re a local artist or entertainer and interested in participating in future virtual (or, once we’re able, in-person) events, programs, and activities, let us know! We’d love to have you! Click here to fill out this interest form.


Performers listed in order of appearance on tonight’s broadcast.

Brian A. Garcia

(he/she/they)

Brian A. Garcia is an interdisciplinary artist whose work lives at the intersections of mental health, race and queer identities. Brian uses spoken word and costume to bridge the internal affect of queer existence with communal resilience building.

FOLLOW AND DONATE:
Website: briangarcia.org/about/
Instagram: @suzy_suicide
Paypal: paypal.me/BrianAntonioGarcia
Venmo: @mrbriang


Jessie Weir

(they/them)

Jessie Weir is a southern based poet. Most of their work is inspired by their identities such as queerness, mental illness, and social activism. Jessie is the author of “No More Corks” a collection of poetry by them accompanied by artwork from local artist Savannah Crawford.

FOLLOW AND DONATE:
Shop: http://www.lulu.com/shop/jessie-k-weir/no-more-corks/paperback/product-23812308.html
Instagram: @heyimjessiepics
Twitter: @heyimjess566
Venmo: @jkw414
Cashapp: $jkw414
PayPal: paypal.me/jess566


Patrice

(she/her)

Patrice is a spoken word poet, teaching artist, and community change agent born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This local Niner earned her Masters’s Degree in Spanish and has been shaping minds and cultivating talents of area middle school youth over the last several years. Creatively, you may find Patrice journaling at Coffee Cone Cafe or performing masterful pieces at various events throughout the city. Whether you have seen her before on the Main Stage of both the Charlotte Pride and the Charlotte Black Pride festival, or if this is your first time discovering this talented wordsmith, you are sure to feel grateful that she is sharing her gifts with the world.

FOLLOW AND DONATE:
Instagram: @patricehere
Podcast: Intentionally E.Y.E Envisioning Yourself Exquisitely
Cashapp: $patrice101


Porsha The Poet

(she/her)

Peace love and light reflections, my name is Porsha the poet. I’m an all around artist, healer, and creative. Visionally, poetically, metaphysically my LLC, Lyrical Healing is how i convey all aspects of my journey through the expression of poetry, music, healing, and art.

FOLLOW AND DONATE:
YouTube: PorshathePoet
Instagram: @porshathepoet @lyricalhealingthebrand @artganglive
Facebook: Porsha The Poet
CashApp: $Porshathepoet1
PayPal: porshahd79@gmail.com


TIZZYMAE

(she/her)

Originally from Atlanta, TizzyMae is 26 years old and now lives in Charlotte. She loves writing.

FOLLOW AND DONATE:
Facebook: Latonya Renee Marble
Instagram: @untappedgrace
Cashapp: $LatonyaMarble23