For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.Audre Lorde
LaLa is a local writer, poet, activist, and organizer. Their experience spans many identities, walking through life as a Black, queer, transracial adoptee. Living, creating, and loving in Maine has given them a unique appreciation of power and community. LaLa works to infuse their activism into every moment of every day. Believing taking a breath, pushing back on ignorance, kissing a friend’s cheek, are all acts of rebellion. Creator of BloodLetting: a poetry night for queer and femme people of color; co-leader of PoC Meditation: Feeling the Body/Healing the Heart; former blogger with Black Girl in Maine; columnist with Portland Phoenix where they penned Unpacking the New Normal; MC for L/A Arts’ Youth & Community Open Mic. LaLa has had their work published in several publications including, Sisu Magazine, Incomer Magazine, Maine Sunday Telegram’s Deep Water, and Poliquads Magazine.