22 Apr 2024

And the Winner is….Venus Jones!

By |2024-04-30T19:07:27-07:00April 22, 2024|Interview, Poetry, Random Thoughts|

Happy National Poetry Month and Happy Earth Day! When you keep showing up and unexpectedly earn titles like best female director for animation, poet laureate, and griot, it's life affirming in the month of April. Check out my acceptance speech at Poppy Jasper and my interview on the Jazzline at KPFA 94.1 FM. Last year [...]

29 Mar 2024

Why I Write

By |2024-04-22T11:30:09-07:00March 29, 2024|Poetry, Random Thoughts|

I just facilitated a workshop at local community center and I recited this poem for people who were experiencing writer's block. The number one tip is to remember why you write. Do you find inspiration in every sunrise, every tear, every laugh? This poem is for you! I write to heal, to inspire, to [...]

29 Feb 2024

“Unexpected Harmony: Exploring the Similarities and Differences Between Beyonce and Tracy Chapman”

By |2024-03-07T19:53:45-08:00February 29, 2024|Insightful, Performances, Poetry, Random Thoughts|

Welcome to my poetic planet! Greetings I'm still waging peace through poetry and representing multi-talented artivists, educators and  empaths, who believe words and dialogue matters. Before I share a new poem celebrating more harmony and Black History in 2024, let's congratulate Beyonce Knowles, in the spirit of ujima or collective work! Aaaa, yes that's me [...]

9 Jan 2024

Venusian Update – January 2024

By |2024-01-09T11:32:54-08:00January 9, 2024|Venusian Updates|

(This newsletter went out to my email subscribers. If you'd like to receive these updates in your Inbox, please sign up here!)   Greetings Venusian, Welcome to my world, and Happy 2024! I want to invite you to a couple events this week that are very important, but first here's a funny and lighthearted video of [...]

14 Oct 2023

By |2023-10-14T02:28:04-07:00October 14, 2023|Random Thoughts|

View this email in your browser Greetings Venusian! Welcome to my world. Can you believe it's already October? It's a new season... FESTIVAL SEASON!  Are you seeing RED too? Last month, I told you how my first-ever animated short film, Lil Red is Riding the Wrong Way in the Hood, has been selected for several [...]

22 Jul 2023

Love Never Fails Podcast (for Lil’ Red)

By |2023-07-22T15:32:14-07:00July 22, 2023|Interview|

At 4pm PT today (July 22), I'll be a guest on the Love Never Fails Podcast with Vanessa Russel, an inspirational (s)hero and executive director of a local non-profit in the Bay Area in the fight to #endhumantrafficking. We will discuss my inspiration and the upcoming release of my animation film Lil' Red is Riding [...]

2 Jun 2023

Digital Love Letters

By |2024-03-01T05:29:28-08:00June 2, 2023|FaceTime Haiku, Inspirational, Poetry|

This National Loving Day, I'm honored to partner with the Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose for the release of my Digital Love Letters project, and a corresponding short film, with the same title.  During 2012 to 2014,  Steve and I aka SteVenus experienced living in a long-distance relationship. I was earning my master's degree [...]

3 Apr 2023

Haiku Project Peace

By |2023-04-03T06:38:01-07:00April 3, 2023|Poetry|

Happy #NationalPoetryMonth #HappyNewDay! #Napowrimo is a chance to write 30 poems in the month of April, has never felt this #peaceful for me. I'm sharing some excerpts of my latest collection of poems with you for the love of #blackfemaleauthors and #artivist everywhere on Instagram @venuslovejones. It's part #therapeuticart and #artasactivism because I have to [...]