05 Jan Giselle Buchanan
Giselle Buchanan is a poet, multidisciplinary artist and writer from the Bronx, NY. Despite the use of many mediums, her work is united under the umbrella of healing. She believes beauty is restorative and that art can act as a therapeutic agent, assisting in healing trauma, identifying and expressing truth, and exploring self. As an artist deeply involved in her community, she has worked extensively with women, incarcerated men on Rikers Island and children in East Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. Additionally she has worked for various organizations, including the Bronx Museum and New York Writers Coalition, facilitating workshops and assisting in programs designed to empower the creative and intellectual spirits of students from often underserved communities. She has performed in many places, from bookstores to ballrooms, like Hammerstein Ballroom, the Apollo Theater, the Chicago Theater, Housing Works Bookstore, and Bluestockings and more. She has published writings in the literary magazine, Hanging Loose and her poems have been featured on media outlets like MSG network and Nickelodeon. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Giselle will be sharing Prayers, Chants and Lamentations