Black Feminist Love Evangelist, Poet, Activist and Scholar: Interview with Dr. Alexis Gumbs

22 07 2013

So honored to be featured on Dr. Michele Berger’s creativity blog!! She kinda nominated me for a “genius” award. Blushing!

The Practice of Creativity

I know many smart and even brilliant people, but few that I would bet on winning a MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ award one day. I believe that Dr. Alexis Gumbs could have that in her future. A true renaissance person and visionary, she is almost single-handedly exposing the general public to black feminist concepts in multiple media and innovative ways. She is the creator of the ‘Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind’, a multi-media all ages community school based in the wisdom of black feminist literary practice. Alexis is a literary scholar with a PhD in English, Africana Studies and Women’s Studies from Duke University and a widely published poet and essayist. She is also a community activist and co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Project, an experiential archive project documenting generations of “black LGBTQ brilliance”. Alexis was named one of UTNE Reader’s 50 Visionaries Transforming the World in 2009, was awarded…

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Parable Potluck #1: Trickster, Teacher, Chaos, Truth

14 07 2013

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Black and Brown visionaries of Durham and the surrounding area, Earthseed Collective (a group of black and brown visionaries transforming our relationship to land and resources) and Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind invite you to a series of potlucks designed to work through the insights and challenges of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and it’s implications for our relationships to land, space, time and each other in this transformative moment in human history.  These potlucks feature interactive discussions with a curriculum designed by Earthseed nerd and Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind founder Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Join us at 6pm on Friday July 26th

in Durham, NC

RSVP to for directions!

We will be doing activities based on pages 1-60 of Parable of the Sower, but you do not have to read in order to participate in the activities and discussion.   Please bring food to share!


Bright Blues: Lex’s Black Feminist Adornment Installation in DC this Week!

3 07 2013

1017453_10100808568843352_1865878902_nCome see my installation Bright Blues: Black Feminist Adornment practice and get a free black feminist literary oracle reading 11am to 5:30pm today thru Sunday at the Smithsonian Will to Adorn Design Tent on the Washington Mall near 12th St and Jefferson Dr. NW ‎#blackfeminismlives ‎#smithsonianresidency