HERstory of HIStory
Featured as the 2020 National Headlining show for the St. Lou Fringe Festival & Winner of the 2020 Fringemeister Award
when black women wake up and look in the mirror we see human being we see catalyst but when we step outside the world sees another black body stumbling in a system that walked off wid alla our stuff we be used as profit in someone else’s dream we constantly gasping for air or answers whichever comes first
we see collective resilience finding purpose beyond the pain we wrap our words around our scars this is HIStory not the falsely constructed pixelated narrative welcome to HERstory our refuge renaming our worth we believe
this is the reset button
inHERitance: the stories we carry
Winner of the 2019 National Artist of the Year | 2020 #1 Best Selling Show | 2020 Best of Storytelling Award
inHERitance: the stories we carry is an award-winning piece illuminating Byrd’s quest for liberation. Ever wonder why a black woman raises her voice? Dating back to 1526, it’s been a daily battle for her to love. To survive. To breathe. Her tears have ripples filled with the weight of isolation, invisibility, and a nagging feeling of missing something she didn’t know existed. Her body is forever ruminating in a wave of magic, agony, and exhaustion. This is her refuge.