Caricature – car·i·ca·ture ˈkerikəCHər,ˈkerikəˌCHo͝or/ noun a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect. Several months ago, I remember I was standing at my closet looking for something to wear to […]
Hannah Drake offers a powerful, inspirational message that has been heard in various arenas around the world. Hannah has had the distinguished privilege of opening for political and social justice activist, Angela Davis, National Book Award Winner and poet, Nikky Finney, author and motivational speaker, Iyanla Vanzant, honorable judge and TV personality, Judge Gregory Mathis, and rapper and music producer, BIG K.R.I.T. Hannah has served as a presenter at Ideas Festival at WKU and in Louisville, KY as a panelist with CNN chief national correspondent, John King. In April 2017, Hannah had the honor of curating an evening of performance artists for the Festival of Faiths entitled Compassion Rising which reflected how arts could have an impact on the compassion. In November 2017, Hannah’s poem Spaces was selected by the National Academy of Medicine to be featured in a national art exhibit that speaks to visualizing health equity. Also, Hannah was chosen as a 2017 Hadley Creatives, a partnership between the Community Foundation of Louisville and Creative Capital to help local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning. In December 2017 Hannah was honored for her work by the Kentucky Alliance of Against Racist and Political Repression.
In 2014, she joined Roots and Wings, a dynamic group of artists that seek to bring social change to their community. In 2015 and 2016, Hannah Drake, along with the members of Roots and Wings were able to perform their written plays, The West End Poetry Opera and The Blood Always Returns, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
“Always leave crumbs & footprints detailing your greatness for those that are coming behind you.”
In 2016, Hannah’s poem Formation poem went viral being shared over 20,000 times around the world. A lover of writing and social justice, Hannah’s new blog offers commentary on current events and has been viewed around the world. Hannah’s work is filled with passion and truth, believing that communication is indeed the beginning of change. Hannah is the author of several works of poetry, Hannah‘s Plea-Poetry for the Soul, Anticipation, Life Lived In Color, In Spite of My Chains, For Such A Time As This and So Many Things I Want to Tell You-Life Lessons for the Journey. Her debut novel Views from the Back Pew was received with stellar reviews and was performed on stage to a sold-out audience. Her follow-up novel, Fragile Destiny has been hailed as life-changing. Currently, Hannah is working on a new collection of poetry and life lessons, entitled Love, Revolution, and Lemonade. Her powerful, honest delivery has garnered her the nickname, "Brimstone." More information about Hannah can be found at her website www.hannahldrake.com.
Recently Nnedi Okorafor posted on Twitter about racists telling her to go back to Africa. Dear racists on Twitter (and elsewhere), telling me to “go back to Africa” is not an insult. 🙄 — Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) November 26, 2017 My response was the following: Right! And […]
I am going to present this conversation as much as I can in its entirety, periodically drop in commentary and then follow up. What’s over? People knew he was when they voted for him and had no problem with it. When someone shows you who they are, believe […]
*This blog contains spoilers about Mudbound.* Netflix released its feature film Mudbound a story of two men, Ronsel and Jamie, who have both returned home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi. Ronsel is the son of Hap and Florence, a Black family […]
Several weeks ago, I started looking over my life and the goals that I wanted to accomplish for the remainder of the year and beyond. When I quit my job two years ago, I knew that I was on the verge of a change because inwardly all I […]
Yesterday Papa’s John’s released some bullshit a statement to kinda sorta but not really apologize for stupid and divisive comments founder and CEO John Schnatter made concerning Papa John’s earnings as related to the NFL protests led by now blackballed quarterback and GQ Citizen of the Year, Colin […]
“It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.”
Just when I think this administration cannot ‘out racist’ itself, it manages to surprise me. Only a few months ago the nation was dumbfounded when Donald Trump said there were “good people on both sides” after a terror attack fueled by racism was committed in Charlottesville, Virginia killing […]
OJ, if you don’t sit yo ass down!
Rose, White Feminism & Intersectionality (Or some other buzzword that’s hot this month) Rose…Rose…Rose… Really, Rose? In your righteous fight against men that have sexually assaulted women in Hollywood, you went overboard by saying being called a woman is comparable to being called the N-word. To double down on your […]