Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPP-y New Year, everybody!

May 2017 be your best year yet!

Cassendre
www.cassendrexavier.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Poop & Drink for World Peace!

After weeks of enjoying prunes as my first meal of the day, I have been having some thoughts I just posted on The Facebooks and The Twitters:

"If everyone ate a small handful of prunes first thing every morning, and drank plenty of water every day, we would see immediate and positive changes in behavior, and be well on our way to world peace. Clogged colons plus dehydration are 60% the cause of all our ills."

You're welcome!

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I Do Not Want to Lose (New poem!)

I guess the thing to write

The place to begin

Is that I don't know what to write

What to say or where

to begin


I've been going through a lot lately

I've been growing a lot lately

I've been growing but

I am not sure

if I have been learning


I am a bundle-jumble of feeling

The feeling is all

It is everything

That is why it is singular

a mixture of several aspects of feeling

I enjoy it all and feel truly blessed

to have this life


Sometimes I wish

I wish it were easy, my life

My inner workings, my

days in and

days out


I wish.


I am older now

And I don't know what I want

It is as if

I forgot and am familiar only

With the pains

That come with age

The pains of having lost:

Having lost one's looks

Having lost one's loves

Having lost the memory of dreams

Long, long held


My dreams

Used to be a reason

My dreams

Used to keep me alive


My dreams

Once motivated me

To take action toward them

To keep them in my sights

And to continue making

Steady progress


I do not want to lose

Anymore.

I do not want to weaken

Any further

I want

To be strong

To be as I remember



(c) Copyright 2016 by Cassendre Xavier. All rights reserved.




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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com


Thursday, December 22, 2016

How to Eat Bread

Start with a huge,delicious salad made with your favorite leaves, vegetables, and seasonings. Eat most of the salad by itself, and save a little of it to eat with the bread, which should be equally scrumptious - perhaps a cheese, rosemary, or olive focaccia. Then you take the bread and start eating it with the salad. Now your tummy's full of mostly plants before you get all carb-crazy! (You're welcome!) :)
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Goddess Sundays: If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Goddess Sundays (where each week we explore feminine aspects of the divine): What would you believe and practice if you were not punished in any way, but only supported? What would you believe and practice if your community, society, country, and government sanctioned it? What would you believe and practice if you knew you could not fail?

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

YouTube Topic channel has wrong avatar!

I just posted this in a YouTube feedback forum:

YouTube generated a "Topic" channel about me, but used someone else's pic as the avatar! Here is the channel: "Cassendre Xavier" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVWN0Rz8gZarUXX_w6I1iRg. My own YouTube channel is http://youtube.com/cassendrexavier - so you can see what I actually look like. Interestingly enough the avatar pic used for the Topic channel is by someone I know - another YouTube creator, whose name is Kasheera "KASH" and who is the first persun I've known to ever do a cover of one of my songs. Perhaps whoever created the Topic channel about me preferred her looks to mine? I don't get it, but you gotta use the right pic. It's the Cassendre Xavier Topic channel, not the KASH one.
 Looking forward to feedback, or better yet, correction.

Thanks!

Cassendre Xavier
(not Kasheera "KASH") 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Goddess Sundays: I Do Not Fear Death

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where each week we explore feminine aspects of the divine):

I do not fear death. I see death as another form of life and living. A new way of being until the old is present again. Death can be a rebirth, a new beginning, a fresh start. The death of a harmful habit or relationship is a good thing. The long life of a harmful habit or relationship is not a good thing, except as experience or lessons to be learned.
 I use breath to get me through all things - birth, death, and all the joys and challenges in between. I accept it all and am grateful to be here. This is how goddess is. Goddess is life and life stretches and accepts itself.


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Goddess Sundays: Merlin Stone Quote (It is difficult to grasp...)

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where every week we explore feminine aspects of the divine): Merlin Stone Quote

"​It is difficult to grasp the immensity and significance of the extreme reverence paid to the Goddess over a period of (at least) seven thousand years and over miles of land cutting across national boundaries and vast expanses of sea. Yet it is vital to do just that to fully comprehend the longevity as well as the widespread power and influence this religion once held.
​"​
​ -​
Merlin Stone


Goddess Sundays: Merlin Stone Quote (For People Raised...)

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where every week we explore feminine aspects of the divine):

"For people raised and programmed on the patriarchal religions of today, religions that affect even the most secular aspects of our society, perhaps there remains a lingering, almost innate memory of sacred shrines and temples tended by priestesses who served in the religion of the original supreme deity. In the beginning, people prayed to the Creatress of Life, the Mistress of Heaven. At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman. Do you remember?"

-Merlin Stone, author of "When God Was a Woman"

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Goddess Sundays: Living with Fear & Pain

GODDESS SUNDAYS (where each week we explore feminine aspects of the divine): I give birth, and I am the powerful forces of Nature. I do not go to war against fear or pain. I live with them. I breathe through them. I allow them to exist, to sit next to me, to let me go or to engage with me. I do not go to war. I see these things as part of me, so I allow and I accept them. I stretch. I persist. And this way, I live.
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Friday, November 25, 2016

Diary of a renaissance negresse

Dear Friends,

Okay, so apparently I'm supposed to write this thing (and/or blog) a lot more often.

I really enjoyed Thanksgiving. I'd rented a hotel room for both Wednesday and Thursday and just relaxed, and got lots of much-needed sleep. I'd been looking forward to ordering delivered Chinese food on Thanksgiving night, but by the time I finished my tasks and called around it was 9:30pm. By 9:53 I had exhausted all efforts as all 4 of the Chinese restaurants the hotel had menus for were closed.

My only remaining option was to order pizza. I chose instead to go to bed with an empty stomach, probably the healthiest thing I've done to my stomach in over a year. So, I didn't overeat for Thanksgiving dinner! I figured better to get another night's sleep in. If I ate late, I'd go to sleep late and on a full stomach. Not good. I'm glad I was kind to myself.

I realized yesterday that all my money in the past 8 months or so have come from my music. Mostly online music sales (Spotify and CD Baby mostly.) It's so interesting to me how I can be constantly feeling or thinking I don't have enough and worried about how to make a living doing what I love when I've been doing it all along and not knowing it. Or maybe not doing it enough.

I have a gig tonight and I've done nothing to promote it. Why is that? I think it's because I was busy focusing on other more urgent things. But now I'm seeing that if music is my livelihood, then nothing is more urgent.

Maybe because it's my gift from God that I should treat it as if nothing is more urgent.

But it's tempting because I really do have major life skill issues and challenges that demand my attention. I know that I'm fortunate enough to be able to do both things. I know that I can take care of my basic survival needs AND do what I need to do to perform and do advance promotion for my performances. To write songs and record them, and do advance promotion for them.

I've never been good at advance promotion of my music. Why is that? I think it's because I never made it a priority. I think I've always assumed it was that I was weak at that and should just delegate the task to someone else who can do it for me. But then I never stuck to the task of finding someone else - all of my efforts have been half assed.

But then, as a persun living with bipolar disorder and trauma-related issues that seriously impact myself, it becomes overwhelming to give my music the proper attention it needs. I have so much to do to just get by day to day being least harmful to myself and others.



Today I am immensely grateful for much, including the things that help me feel inspired and inspire others along the way - these things are therapeutic for me, and include my posts on Facebook http://facebook.com/cassendrexavier and Twitter http://twitter.com/cassendrexavier, my Free 24hr Inspiration Line (215-552-8850), and my Wisdom Magazine monthly or semi-monthly articles at http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom. At www.wisdom-magazine.com you can read those and other articles. Mine feature various topics, including my special features Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us (dating and relationships for the polyamorous, recovering, survivor, and tantric), and Living with Bipolar Disorder (today I submitted my article for December, which is about reconciling loss. I am very excited about it!)

I am writing in my journal every day about various topics.

It feels really good to experience things, and figure out ways to feel better about them, or handle them better, then post online my writings and receive positive feedback about them. Often just releasing the work is enough. I certainly don't do it for the feedback, but the feedback lets me know it's helping someone, and that's an immense reward for me.

Something I'm very happy about is that my ring fits. I have one ring these days and I love it. It hasn't always fit me, depending on my weight, and even though I'm heavier now than I've been lately, somehow the ring has been fitting most days. That makes me happy because it shows that I'm not doing so badly in my eating and lack of exercise as I thought.

Well, I'd love to write more but I have to get my guitar and pack up my CDs and leave soon to go sing for people and bless their hearts with the gift the Good Lord gimme :)



Hope you're being good to yourself today, 'cause who else is more important to do it? No one but you! Everything else is extra!



In art and community,



Cassendre



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Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Friday and Saturday: A Bit of the Arts at 20th Century Club





Come do your holiday shopping in style!
Friday, November 25
6 - 9 pm

Saturday, November 26
10 am - 4 pm

Twentieth Century Club
84 S. Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050
MUSIC:

Friday
6 pm - Cassendre Xavier (Main Stage)

7 pm - Joseph Healy (Main Stage)
7 pm - Genni Naklicki (Lower Stage)
8 pm - Gabby Antonini (Main Stage)
 
Saturday
10 am - St. Eugene's School (Main Stage)
10 am - Joseph Healy (Lower Stage)
11 am - Joseph Healy (Main Stage)
12 noon - Moncia Small (Main Stage)
12 noon - Genni Naclicki (Lower Stage)
1 pm - Me3 (Main Stage)
2 pm - Dan Kassel (Main Stage)
2 pm - CG Coats and Glenn Steele (Lower Stage)
3 pm - Rebecca Hollomon (Main Stage)


Free Admission
Live Music - Food
Pottery - Photography
Paper Arts - Painting
Jewelry - Printmaking
Fibers - And More!



EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Maureen Antonini (Vintage Glass Soy Candles)
Elisabeth Barton (Jewelry)
Liz Steele Coats (Sculpture & Jewelry)
Deanna Haldeman (Ceramics)
Alyssa Hummel (Gourmet Canning)
Sohka Lanctot (Henna)
Deb Lane (Ceramics)
Madelyn Lang (Handmade Books)
Helen Liu (Paper and Fibers)
Tamme McClelland (Fiber Arts)
Peter McDaniel (Photography)
Cynthia Mould (Oil Paintings)
Genevieve Naklicki (Embroidered Fibers & Pastels)
Nancy Nalbandian (Jewelry)
Rinal Parikh (Mixed Media)
Bill Patterson (Photography)
Denise Pettit (Mixed Media)
Laura Piontowski (Photography)
Gillian Pokalo (Silkscreen on Acrylics)
Shelly Rabuse (Jewelry)
James Ryan (Watercolors)
Sarah Ryan (Illustration)
Marian Schaner & Leslie Donnelly
(Fiber Arts & Dyed Clothing)
Larry Smalley (Acrylics & Oils)
Shelby Smith (Pottery)
Nicole Snider (Oils and Acrylics)
Helge Speth (Ceramics)
Wellness Now (Massage Therapy)
Katy Winters (Printmaking & Metals)
Bonnie's Wondergardens (Floral Design)
Scott Halford
St. Thomas School
 

Catering by:
Kia's Cakes & Gourmet Goodies
7th Avenue Grill


Student Artists:
Ardmore Avenue School • B. Reed Henderson
BVM • St. Eugene's • St. Laurence School


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residents, entrepreneurs and consumers to create a flourishing, inclusive, creative and welcoming community.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

2 new essays at my erotic blog!

Dear Friends!

Please enjoy new (nonfiction) writing "No Bed for you - Get on the Floor!" and "​"You're Not Really Very Dominant" (My 1st Crossdresser)" at my erotic blog http://amritawaterfalls.blogspot.com. Don't say I didn't warn ya!
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Stay in the Moment - Stay Positive

Be careful not to let fear and worry about things that haven't happened, ruin your days and nights. Stay in the moment, and empower yourself and those around you with positive thoughts and necessary action. As my friend Sue Shaffer says, "I have everything I need right now to be happy." And if you pause and think about it, right now this second, you probably do, too.
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Living from Our Hearts will Transform Our World

Where I most want to live is inside and from my heart; I want to be happy, I want to feel free and safe, and I want to really know and feel that wherever I am, I belong. I can give that to myself a little more every day, and I invite you to join me, because this is the kind of thing that will transform our world. Thank you!
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Living with Bipolar Disorder: Women's Issues & Needs

Please enjoy my new Wisdom Magazine article "Living with Bipolar Disorder: Women's Issues & Needs" http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/4362/. (Archives of my WM articles since 2009: http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom)
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's the most wonderful time... of my month!

On the Rag Again - Cassendre Xavier - Willie Nelson Parody (with Lyrics) https://youtu.be/S6wJBYpE9uU
VIDEO DESCRIPTION:
A funny song about that Time of the Month by singer-songwriter Cassendre Xavier a.k.a. Amethyste Rah www.cassEndrExavier.com.
On the Rag Again (words by Cassendre Xavier and Willie Nelson, music by Willie Nelson)

on the rag again
oh i'm so glad to be on the rag again
some women say that it's a great big drag for them
but i'm so glad to be on the rag again

on the rag again
guess you could say that i'm a bleedin' fan
oh how i love to welcome my sweet monthly friend
i celebrate being on the rag again

on the rag again
like a herd of witches circling round the moon
it's that time again
the PMS and cramps, it all can't come too soon
i think i'm gonna swoon

'cos i'm on the rag again
everyone knows i'm on the rag again
'cos i can't stop myself from saying when i can
that i'm so glad to be on the rag again
so true i'm glad to be on the rag again
yeah this here gal is on the rag again
guess what, you guys, i'm on the rag again
don't hate me 'cos i'm on the rag again
so beautiful to be on the rag again

(c) Copyright by Cassendre Xavier. All rights reserved.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Diary of a renaissance negresse 25 Sept 2016

Today is the second and final day of the 10th Black Women's Arts Festival, at The Rotunda.

After my "Diary" post from yesterday, more happened. I finally got to see Naeemah Maddox perform. I'd heard of her in the 90s, when she was featured in a local music magazine. Then I started seeing her around town, on buses and trains, and she stood out because there aren't many black women walking around with electric guitars on their backs. I really enjoyed her band (bass and drums). They rocked out big-time.

A 22 year old African American youngster named Troy spoke at the All People's Open Mic - he was brought by Dr. Sunlight Little, and he continued what she was teaching about - healing through foods and nutrition. There are always delights in the All-People's Open Mic, which happens whenever there's a little time between acts. I like providing a stage for people who don't qualify to be a featured artist, or who do but weren't booked in time. It's also a good opportunity for a presenting visual artist or vendor to plug their work.

Today was a perfect example of what can happen at the All-People's Open Mic.

Exhibiting painter Lis Dembling spoke about her grandmother who was a notable author and poet, and read from that book. Rhonda Sekhmet Ra who had arrived earlier as a walk-in vendor performed her riveting spoken word and plugged her performance DVD, recorded in Miami, FL.

There's a woman named Bolt who signed up and said she performs with plants and will be making music with an aloe. So she hasn't gone on yet but I am for sure excited about that!

Three boys, around middle school age, asked if they could perform for us. I started asking them questions about what they did onstage, and then it occurred to me to say, "Where's your grown-up?" They said, "In the movies." So I told them they'd need to have a grown up with them. They didn't come back, but I felt good about that. I'll not be responsible for minors, which essentially I would be.

Some highlights tonight so far are that Ghettosongbird sang and played guitar. I hadn't heard her brand of rock in years. She talked about how she's been spending her creative time as a mother - playing guitar for her 2 children, and still singing, and doing a lot of writing. Phoenix Mystique is also a mother of 2 and said she's very busy doing peer counseling, and studying to become a doula, as well as knitting and more. Her keyboardist Sam plus her R & B soulful and expert singing  brought me back to the Five Spot days when we the audience would be treated to performances by the likes of Jaguar Wright, Kindred The Family Soul, and many others. That's what I felt and remembered when Phoenix Mystique sang.

Then Kai spoke on the healer becoming the healed. Very important and motivating talk that I think many of us identified with - how we often focus on helping others but we really need to do that with and for ourselves. He also said that often we look outside of ourselves for some of the healing we're so busy giving to others. We want someone to heal and be there for us as we have been for others, but it never comes. Kai said that it's in us. We are the healers. And we can and must be the ones to heal ourselves.

Then the amazing Koof-recommended Lauren Scott totally amazed  us with her soft voice, soft guitar playing, sweetly clever lyrics, and alternate tunings.

Now we're being treated to the earthy wisdom of cellist/vocalist/composer/lyrisist Monica McIntyre. What a soulful voice Monica has! What rich, empowering messages we need to hear, "I am the change I've been waiting for." Yer darned tootin'!

Later we'll hear from Vessna and Koof. She plays ukilele and he plays the trumpet. I am very excited!

It was so nice to see people one by one sitting at Dr. Sunlight's table, receiving hand reflexology and readings of healing and spiritual messages. The essential oils she was using for aromatherapy smelled amazing!


I have a tension headache and I'm not sure why. I'm drinking water and although I'm happy I set up all my CDs for sale, I'm not looking forward to packing them away.

I just consoled myself with the thought that I don't have to take everything with me tonight. In fact, I won't be able to, because the store is where they'd go, and it will be too late to bring them there tonight.

My soul is sooo filled up right now.

Atiya's here again today, and so is her hubby. Several familiar faces, lots of reconnections, lots of hugs.

Part of the sweetness of my day includes warm attention from two of my men friends. Polyamory works so well for me and my energy level. This womon who creates so much cannot do with just one.


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Diary of a renaissance negresse 24 Sept 2016

Diary of a renaissance negresse 24 Sept 2016


Today is the first day of the 10th Black Women's Arts Festival. A couple of days ago I started getting excited about it. Then last night I started sabotaging my enjoyment of it - not getting enough sleep, running late. But nothing stayed seriously bad - it would just get on the edge of it. I've made so much progress.

My Uber driver got lost so I was 10 minutes late arriving at venue - but I brought everything I needed - I didn't forget anything: guitar, CDs, laptop, etc.

Vendors arrived. Amor La Luna was there with her paintings which have progressed so much since last year. She's working on a theme now of Black goddesses. Beautiful, vibrant and rich colors.

Painter Lis Dembling set up her own gorgeous paintings - of which there were many.

A few other vendors were there, and later on Dr. Sunlight Little did her presentation plus questions and answers/free consultations, hand reflexology and readings.

My sister Tamara L. Xavier aka Moon Wisdom sang a beautiful a capella song and danced as well. Briana Pray brought her children's book, a copy of which the venue director purchased for her toddler niece.

Atiya Ola brought food as usual - she is truly precious.

My friend Kai Moon Oceans spoke on internal motivation to discover and activate one's natural talents.

I did a few songs as soundcheck. My voice and fingers have not let me down, even though I haven't picked up the guitar nor sung since my last gig.

Speaking of gigs, Amor invited me to perform at her Mixed Tape Wilmington DE event, which I accepted and gave her a copy of my 2015 CD "Hope".


Secure with the knowledge that I'm in the right place following my bliss and being supported for it, and also secure with the affection and attentions of my men friends who called and texted to support me today.


The life, it is good.



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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com