I am a social cyborg, offnorm in any possible way. Assembled of bits and pieces left from a number of transformations in a life between spaces.
No passado dia 20 de Novembro, ao final da tarde, fui assistir a uma sessão musical de homenagem a Luiza Todi (1753-1833) no Grémio Literário, com música brilhantemente interpretada pela … Continue reading
Billie Holiday (1915-1959) was raised in an abusive family, raped at age 11, and sent to a reformatory accused of “seducing” the rapist. In her early teens, after moving to … Continue reading
Make him stay at home, wash and iron, Tell all the neighbors he done lost his mind Give your house rent shake on Saturday night Monday morning you’ll hold collectors … Continue reading
And do you know who bailed Ma Rainey out of jail that one time? Bessie Smith (1894-1937), whose parents died when she was 8 years old, and started singing on … Continue reading
Ma Rainey is also one more person whose bisexuality is often erased in favor of lesbianism, or more commonly, her relations with women are omitted while her marriage, to the also musician … Continue reading
Ma Rainey (1886-1939) was one of the first blues singers to record, and the second black woman, following Mami Smith. Ma Rainey grew up in a large family of “black … Continue reading