Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Me! Me! Me!" 9 New YouTubes!

Dear Friends!

Please enjoy the not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven, and not even eight, but nine, count 'em, nine YouTube videos I recorded and uploaded today just for you!
 The first one, explains that I'm phasing out my non-professional museletters in favor of YouTubing and working on my writing for book publication instead.
 I hope you enjoy, and thank you for your continued support of my art/work, and therefore, life!

~Cassendre

1) Me! Me! Me! on YouTube as I Write Books Instead! https://youtu.be/EuQJnDnddfM
2) Shameless: Or Am I? Dealing with shame when it does pop up... https://youtu.be/pmFkEzpdh2Q
3) Raw Update May 21, 2015 https://youtu.be/xVgSztne2ZA
4) Update on Affirmations for Survivors: "Sexuality", and "Life Skills" - Cassendre Xavier https://youtu.be/DexKlC8stSU
5) Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: You Can Choose Your Dating & Love Style https://youtu.be/ecPynF5b1uI. Related CX articles:
 a) Refusing to be Lonely at the Leading Edge of Thought 
http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/1125.
b) Social Habits of the Highly Sensitive Lightworker: 9 Tips for Self-Care 
http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/3233
   ....as well as Cassendre's Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us article series at http://tinyurl.com/SoulmateAttraction
6) The 9th Black Women's Arts Festival Oct. 24-25, 2015 Philly - Now Accepting Submissions! https://youtu.be/BJk5J54Xl94
7) What I Learned from Busking (Part 1) - https://youtu.be/8A50Fw76OVA
8) What I Learned from Busking (Part 2) https://youtu.be/ANionWHEL5c
9) What I Learned from Busking (Part 3) https://youtu.be/SA9sJdp21-I


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
"renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 
Visit the Cassendre Xavier Music Gallery at CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre 
Visit Cassendre's iTunes storefront: http://tinyurl.com/CXiTunes
Visit Cassendre's Amazon song singles page: http://amzn.to/1xrklOW
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pic Quote: Funding Is Expected

When I create out of necessity, passion, and joy, I have no doubt what my Source is, 
and funding for my works
pleasantly surprises me from
all directions, yet seems 
expected all the same.

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 
Visit the Cassendre Xavier Music Gallery at CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre 
Visit Cassendre's iTunes storefront: http://tinyurl.com/CXiTunes
Visit Cassendre's Amazon song singles page: http://amzn.to/1xrklOW
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Early Submissions to The 9th Black Women's Arts Festival Announced!

Dear Friends,

 Early Submissions to The 9th Black Women's Arts Festival (BWAF Philly 2015 Oct 24 & 25) announced!


Thank you!

The Black Women's Arts Festival
www.BWAFphilly.org

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Thank you! (GoFundMe "Move" Report)

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as I post this GoFundMe for a campaign created to help me move by April 30.
In all, you generously donated $1,160 of my requested $2,000.
I did move from the suburbs to the city of Philadelphia on Sunday May 3rd, putting my things into storage.
I am very happy to be back in the city where I can get around much better. I am in the process of acquiring the support (including health insurance effective May 15!) I need to become once again financially independent and otherwise self-sufficient. I am definitely in a position different than I've ever been before, and am willing to do the work needed to make changes in my life that are lasting. No more short-term residencies and stop-gap, temporary measures to a problem that needs more care and attention.
I will be sharing more of my current situation in my museletter "Me! Me! Me!" and other forthcoming works you can learn about if you join my official email list (by sending a blank email to: cassendrexavier-subscribe@yahoogroups.com ), read my blog (http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com) or follow me on The Twitters (https://twitter.com/CassendreXavier) and The Facebooks (https://www.facebook.com/cassendrexavier).
Thank you all (especially my closest dear friends and family members not listed here, as well as GoFundMe donors Cecilia Adam, Janet Kalkstein, Anonymous, Stacy Lorin Merkl, Tinesha Davis, John Holloway, Ceil Adam, Rupert Wates, Anonymous, Silvia A., and Anonymous) for your continued support of (including prayers and well-wishes for) my art/work, and therefore, life.
Cassendre Xavier
renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur
Multi-Media Healing Artist
Humyn, being.
Music & Guided Meditation Recordings: https://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com
Writing: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Cassendre
The Black Women's Arts Festival (founder & exec. director) http://bwafphilly.org
The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series http://WomensWritingSeries.org
YouTube Channel (music, raw food prep, spirituality, poems, humor/parodies, etc.)

 
 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Reminder: 5/14 - Sarah Sawyers-Lovett at The Women's Writing&Spoken Word Series

Dear Friends!

Please join us on Thursday, May 14th at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, when... 

The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series presents...
Sarah Sawyers-Lovett

7pm

ABOUT SARAH
Sarah was born in Tazewell, Virginia. She isn't offended if you haven't heard of it. She lives in Philadelphia with her wife and their hedgehog, where she makes balloon animals for money. Sarah enjoys pickles, punks and coffee. She writes zines and blogs and you can find more of her work at punkjoanofarc.com . Sarah's first book, Everybody Else's Girl, was published in 2013 by Sweet Candy Press. Her long running zine, Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric, will be anthologized in book form later this year by Mend My Dress Press. Her current zine is called Safe Home, and she is the editor of the compzines "Dangerous Damsels" and "The Worth of Water."

FREE + Mixed-Gender Open Mic + Q&A!
Hosted & Recorded for YouTube by Series founder Cassendre Xavier
Save the Dates: June 11-Krista Nelson, July 9-Natalie C. Felix

Founded in 2002, the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series is "a nurturing environment that celebrates women in the craft of multi-genre writing." 
Submissions: Women from all backgrounds and at all levels of "accomplishment" are encouraged to send a 200 word max writer's bio and face pic to: WomensWritingSeries(at)yahoo.com, or message us through www.WomensWritingSeries.org

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Irony quote + bonus song "Something Strange"

And the irony is life's so much easier when we let go of what we think we need and replace it with what we know we want. 

Bonus CX song to listen to or buy: "Something Strange" from my debut album "The Whittenberg Sessions", engineered by Emmy-Award nominated film score composer Rodney Whittenberg. Who is a brother, just so you know ;)

Healthcare for the renaissance negresse!

Dear Friends,

I posted earlier today on The Facebooks and The Twitters the following:

"One of my tasks today is selecting which free healthcare plan I want. We should all be so lucky."

To which one persun responded:

"That's what I need."

And the rest is how I responded. May it help who it may :)

Since ObamaCare started, I have tried 3 times to apply online with no success. All kinds of snafus. The only thing that has ever worked is submitting an application at the County Assistance Office (CAO). And the fastest thing is to either deliver it in persun (make sure you get a receipt of deposit) or mailing it in. Don't waste your time sitting with a case manager. It's unnecessary. If you already have food stamps (as I do), and you only need health insurance, just apply for that (same application, you just check off what you need). In that application, you can check if you're also applying for other benefits (such as food stamps/SNAP/EBT or cash assistance). In this case I was only applying for medical insurance.
I'm pretty sure even if you're totally healthy you will receive health insurance if your income is low enough. In my case, I have physical and mental health issues that may have expedited my approval. My health concerns are very common (high blood pressure/hypertension, bipolar disorder and depression), so I list them here for folks who can identify to also consider getting more support if you've been delaying doing so for whatever reason.
I have heard from friends who have greatly benefited from applying for healthcare, whether they're employed and are just saving hundreds or thousands of dollars annually in healthcare, or un- or under-employed and on other forms of public assistance.
Here is a link to all the CAOs in Philadelphia and nearby: http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/findfacilsandlocs/countyassistanceofficecontactinformation/.
You can scroll down to "Philadelphia" and see if you can find your district. Go to your district's "CAO", ask for an application for welfare benefits, and fill it out according to your needs. Be sure it's completely filled out to the best of your ability. You'll need to bring info about your income, Driver/Non-Driver State ID number, etc. Then leave it there, and get a receipt of deposit. Or take it with you and fill it out from home or office, and then deliver it in person or mail it in.

If you're not sure what your district is, do the same at:

Philadelphia County Assistance OfficeHeadquarters
801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-560-7226

Very best wishes to you and may you be insured soon. Our president worked hard to make that possible :)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2015 Wisdom Magazine Article

Manifesting with the Law of Attraction: 
5 Power Moves

by Cassendre Xavier
Wisdom Magazine Contributing Writer since 2009

CX Article Archives: tinyurl.com/CXWisdom


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 
Visit the Cassendre Xavier Music Gallery at CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre 
Visit Cassendre's iTunes storefront: http://tinyurl.com/CXiTunes
Visit Cassendre's Amazon song singles page: http://amzn.to/1xrklOW
Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com