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#TBT Happy New Year to All We Hold Dear

By |2021-09-16T01:18:44+00:00September 16th, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter, Organization|

#TBT January 2017 Over my 20 years in DRUUMM, it has always been one of those rare places where I feel the fullness of myself nurtured and reflected back in community. I made the choice as a youth to always strive to be part of an anti-racist collective, that centers the experiences of those most [...]

Black People are Everything

By |2021-08-25T05:06:01+00:00August 31st, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

Black People are Everything By QuianaDenae Perkins BLACK PEOPLE ARE EVERYTHING. Let me break that down. We are everything, every kind of human on the scale of human. There are black goths, black polyamorous people, black folks who love country music, black people who do rodeo, black people who eat mayo, black trans people, black [...]

Beloved Ancestors

By |2021-08-25T05:45:59+00:00August 25th, 2021|Chaplain, DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

Beloved Ancestors By Chaplain Danielle Di Bona We are living in difficult times. The fear and isolation of COVID has had a deleterious effect on our spirit, body and mind. Many of us are struggling to maintain even a small amount of hope, and the recent deaths of those in our community is staggering. Elandria [...]

Fully Alive

By |2021-05-31T14:50:19+00:00May 31st, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

By Rev. Pamela Wat Last September my father had a massive stroke. He suddenly lost use of his left arm and leg, he lost his ability to know where he was, and could not fathom what was happening to his body and mind. A few weeks later, at the nursing home (where we could not [...]

On the 8th Principle

By |2021-05-11T06:43:49+00:00May 11th, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter|

By Sophia Ventura-Cruess Now, if we were in person, I'd have us all stand up, or raise our hands for this, but you can go ahead and just make this a mental practice I’m going to name some names and I want you to think to yourself whether or not you know the story of [...]

#UULent #Loss by Jake Hearen

By |2021-05-04T12:34:20+00:00May 4th, 2021|DRUUMM Beat Newsletter, Indigenous|

My senior year of undergrad began with losing my mother to cancers—yes, plural—followed by other losses that year as well, both tangible and not. Creative writing has not only been a way to pass my free time but also a means to process difficulties that I am faced with. That year’s NaNoWriMo was called The [...]