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Quick Hit: Taja Lindley Releases Short Film “This Ain’t A Eulogy”

Last week, writer, artist, and healer, Taja Lindley released the short film, “This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering” based on her solo performance art show of the same name. 

Inspired by the non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the short film draws parallels between discarded materials and the treatment of Black people in the United States.

With this beautiful short film, Taja shows us the power of remembering as a tool of healing and resistance, which feels even more urgent as “Blue Lives Matter” bills spread across the country, prioritizing the safety of police officers over the lives of people targeted by police.

Watch it for yourself below:

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Quita Tinsley is a fat, Black, queer femme that writes, organizes, and overall is working to build sustainable change in the South. She holds a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Sociology from Georgia State University, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from her alma mater. She is a member on the board of directors of Access Reproductive Care – Southeast, and is a former content creator for the The Body Is Not An Apology. As a femme, feminist, and queer Black woman, it is through her lived experiences and complex identities that Quita has come to believe in the power of storytelling and the validation of lived experiences.

Quita Tinsley is a fat, Black, queer femme that writes, organizes, and overall is working to build sustainable change in the South.

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