Back in January, Queens, NY based artist Mary A.Valverde wrote an impassioned letter on this site detailing her life as a single mother and teaching artist working, living and triumphing in New York. Addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama, the letter, received a reply from Chelly O this week.
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I taught the last class of the semester a few weeks ago at Hunter College, and in looking at my course notes I remembered sharing one of my favorite books with my students. It was through an exercise for a lesson on “Text & Performance.” Among other material, I handed out my personal copy of Zora Neale Hurston’s, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” It was only after the student read from the text that I realized I had given up and shared a very vulnerable part of myself.
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