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Prodigyal: Staceyann Chin and Rachel Cargle in Conversation

Prodigyal: Home is where the Hurt/Heart/Hope is

Originally Aired: Tuesday, June 21, 2022


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This program addresses adult themes and contains explicit language.

Staceyann Chin begins her residency in The Greene Space with a conversation exploring what home is for those of us who left home to find ourselves/our voices. How do we carry home with us, how do we find it as we move across borders—what are some of the practices we have to institute in order to find balance/calm/safety?

This live, in-person event is sold out, but available for free livestreaming on this page.

Leadership support for Staceyann Chin’s residency is provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Additional support for The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence program is provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Credit: Photo provided by artist.

The Greene Space presents Staceyann Chin as our summer artist-in-residence. The poet, actor, and performing artist is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands AfireUnspeakable ThingsBorder/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.

Credit: Photo provided by guest.

Rachel Cargle is an Akron, Ohio born writer, entrepreneur and philanthropic innovation. Her work and upcoming book with Penguin Random House, centers the reimagining of womanhood, solidarity and self and how we are in relationship with ourselves and one another. In 2018 she founded The Loveland Foundation, Inc., a non-profit offering free therapy to Black women and girls.

Her umbrella company, The Loveland Group houses a collection of Rachel’s social ventures including The Great Unlearn, a self-paced, donation-based learning community, The Great Unlearn for Young Learners – an online learning space for young folks launching in 2022, and Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre – an innovative literacy space designed to amplify, celebrate and honor the work of writers who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social and academic canons.

Rachel is a regular contributor to Cultured magazine, Atmos magazine and The Cut, and has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar and The New Yorker. Rachel lives & loves in Brooklyn, New York.

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