WHO & WHAT: An IRL & Virtual EVENT w/ debut author Rinny Perkins (@rinnyriot), discussing her illustrated manifesto Not Everyone is Going to Like You with poet, Yazmin Monét Watkins.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 @ 7pm PST (doors @ 6:30pm)
WHERE: LIVE In-Person at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016, vaccination + mask required) or via livestream virtually from anywhere!
COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination and face covering while indoors is required to attend in-person. No exceptions.
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Rinny Perkins is a multidisciplinary artist and writer born and raised in Houston, TX and based in Los Angeles, CA. Her focus lies in graphic design, digital collage and installation art and comedy with an emphasis on the intersections of feminism in identity of Black and queer womanhood.
She continues to expand her message by using visual art as an instrument to disrupt the homogenous representation of women in media. Her work has been featured by outlets such as I-D/VICE, Nylon and Teen Vogue.
Yazmin Monét Watkins is a poet, comedian, screenwriter, actress, educator and organizer. Touring her intimate yet political poetry at colleges, universities, festivals, museums and institutions all around the globe from Obama’s White House to Johannesburg, and empowering students from Harvard to youth prisons, Watkins' body of work weaves art and activism, exploring the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, self-love and all things Black Girl Magic.
She has co-developed and written pilots with Netflix and Comedy Central alongside Paul Downs, Lucia Aniello and the all Black female comedy group, Obama’s Other Daughters. You can see their work on their Comedy Central show and their Shondaland / iHeartRadio podcast You Down? She can also be seen on season two of NBC television show, Grand Crew.
A Posse scholar and a graduate of Dickinson College, Watkins' work provides critical artistic outlets for audiences to self advocate and heal. She has commissioned poems and performances with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Lincoln Center and Center Theatre Group and has opened for the likes of Angela Davis, The Dalai Lama, Roxane Gay among others. Watkins serves as the co-chair of the Arts & Culture committee for Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Once Beyoncé said she liked her hair.