Writing Unalone: Open Literary Love Letters is a video series devoted to giving flowers to the influences of Monica Prince, especially those who inspired and supported the publication of her most recent choreopoem, Roadmap. This series dives deep into how she created the choreopoem, and is periodically updated to include other influences on recent publications. Like and subscribe!
This final episode in support of Roadmap honors Monica's longtime friend, Adam al-Sirgany! As one of the final editors of Roadmap, Adam was the original influence for bringing the character of Dorian from How to Exterminate the Black Woman to Roadmap.
This installment pays homage to the women of color education collective Black Girl Bliss and their book Pussy Prayers; adrienne maree brown and their collection Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good; and Sunny Brooks and her company Soulful Vibes Co. Learning pleasure greatly influenced Roadmap's revisions!