As we prepare to experience this story of perseverance from Naa about their healing process, learn more about what led to the development of this show from a renowned poetic mind.
Q: What was your inspiration for the show?
A: Healing. I know I’m only touching the surface, but this is my step. There’s a lot of sadness and anger that has held space inside me, centered around this Queer Black Soul. I’m in a space now to unload.
Q: Why bring it to a stage versus other creative mediums?
A: Funny thing is I didn’t believe I would do something like this, but this type of work, my self-work, made it known it needed to be on stage.
Q: What can we expect to see in the show?
A: You can expect truth, sadness, encouragement, laughter, insight, and a desire for more self-love.
Q: What were some of the challenges with writing this show?
A: What story to tell that truly explains each topic you will hear and why. Making sure I do not think about the audiences’ response to anything I say and just to tell the story.
Q: What were some of the things you learned during the writing process?
A: That I’m enough and I’m doing the work and it’s ok to be vulnerable and I’m better for it. I learned that everything that is poetic doesn’t have to only be in poetry.
Q: What do you hope people will learn from this project?
A: I’m not sure I want anyone to learn anything. I want them to investigate themselves, observe the pain and pleasure. I choose to show you parts of me in hopes that you will show parts of yourself to yourself.
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
A: This is just the beginning. Peace.