Peace Good People,
It's a busy week/weekend for Miss Legacy. Come check her out at the following events...
08/14/2008 07:00 PM - Farmington Civic Theater - Poetry In The Hills ]
33332 Grand River Avenue
Cost:$10 adv/$15 @ door
Descriptionetroit Poetry Collective presents 2nd Annual Poetry In The Hills featuring Legacy Leonard!
08/16/2008 04:30 PM - African World Festival - Hart Plaza ]
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Description:jessica Care moore hosts and Legacy Leonard features!
Legacy has been hard at work with her group Strange Fruits on their second book of poetry and photography Blood At The Roots slated to be released this Fall 2008. Check out the awesome cover art designed by Strange Fruit Member Kristina Lopez AKA CocoLopez:
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WHO ARE THE WOMEN OF THE STRANGE FRUITs?
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Lynn Aron AKA Scorpiana X - Writer and poet extraordinaire, performer and activist. Lynn's words walk off paper and slam themselves into your existence. She is the wise and no nonsense spirit of the group. Check her out at...
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Imani Bilal - Beautiful and spiritual performance poet, writer, photographer and activist. Author of Beneath A Black Sun. Imani is our motivating force. Cop the book and check her out at...
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Purchase Beneath A Black Sun
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Sima Lee - Wordworthy lyricist, poet and activist Sima Lee is an unchained force of words, rhythms and life. Check her out at...
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Legacy Leonard - Writer, performance poet, and activist. Legacy is the new flavor in the Strange Fruits, bringing her womb wisdom and wildcard ways to these circle of sisters.
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Kristina Lopez AKA Krislo AKA CocoLopez - Graphic artist and photographer extraordinaire, writer and poet. Kris is our quiet storm. View her work at:
Coco Lopez Portfolio
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Rosalia S. Pena AKA Ms Pheonix AKA The Artist - Channeling pathos and thought with every sentence Rosa is a beautiful writer, poet, performer and activist. She is the sweet strength of the Fruits. Check her out at...
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Elizabeth Perez AKA Bruja - Spoken word extraordinaire, writer and activist. Our youngest member and brilliant spitfire. Watch her work at the 8th Annual Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam...
YouTube - Bruja at the 8th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam
WHAT WE DO
Consists of 7 women, who are the founding mothers of The Strange Fruits and share a common vision of using Poetry and Hip Hop culture as a means of education, empowerment, and liberation. With a passion for their art and devotion to their creations, they swallow struggle and spit reality in a way non have ever seen; performing at venues, shows, and festivals throughout the country. They have also published their first book, entitled "FRUITION" and have a 2nd book entitled, "Blood at the Roots" to be released Mid 08!
The Non Profit Organization caters to female youth, providing a variety of services to females ranging from age 8-20. Dedicated to providing alternatives to the negativity in the streets and through media, by introducing the youth to an outlet of healthy self expression through the Arts, Poetry and Hip Hop culture. The Strange Fruits offer meaningful dialect, counseling, and workshops on various topics included but not limited to poetry, the art of writing short stories, self esteem, healthy living and diet, calming the spirit through spirituality, and sex and relationships. The Strange Fruits work hard t create real, lasting change in the lives of youth, striving to ensure their well being, and serving as the shoulder that so many young people are seaching for.