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In this powerful reading, Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Reneé invites us into her version of “the talk” that people of color feel bound to share with their sons as they walk out in the world — a world where being young, and brown can too easily get you shot. Her second poem, brings us back to the everyday world of raising children who often ask the toughest questions, including, “do I matter?” Anastacia-Reneé is a writer, performance artist, and workshop facilitator who has been described as a queer super-shero of color. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


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iTunes Podcast: The Deep End Friends Podcast

Listen to the episodes of The Deep End Friends podcast with Anastacia Renee and Reagan Jackson.



Photo Credit Brad Curran (Artist Trust)

Photo Credit Brad Curran (Artist Trust)

Anastacia-Reneé on Soundcloud


Photo Credit Brad Curran (Artist Trust)

Photo Credit Brad Curran (Artist Trust)

“…Seattle's civic poet, Anastacia-Renee Tolbert, tells us why saying "no" can be glamorous” on NPR