This month I was delighted to be in the company of Arisa White, author of You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, Black Pearl, Post Pardon, Hurrah's Nest, A Penny Saved, and dear Gerald. Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, and currently teaches in the BFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. Our conversation sailed many waters as we discussed what inspired the Beautiful Things Project, what happens when we touch ourselves, and how to rescue an identity from erasure. For our photo shoot, we explored, struck some poses, and got all the way turnt up in Berkeley's enchanting Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles.
Find out more about Arisa at arisawhite.com and keep up with the Beautiful Things Project via facebook and instagram under "Beautiful Things Project".