Get your baby powder and essential oils everyone (preferably coconut) and get ready to bask in the glow of Black Magic. 368 PONCE is housing a seriously empowering line-up of femme ferocity, that not only teases the senses but soothes the soul. Get free with some fave femme acts including Bbbymutha, Twinki, and Dandy Warhol. Baptize yourself in the velvety black sweat brought to you on the dance floors of DJ’s ^M^RYLL^H GOLD and Father Fannie, and let us not forget in this rejoicing, that we are bold, beautiful, loving and truly here together.
With the general tempo of the night set to warm your body from the inside out, it’s all about the love and empowerment these performers wish to share. In the recent and coming days, there are many times when the white light of oppression tries to crack through and break you down, but let’s take a break from that for now, shall we?
“By the end of the night, I want people to leave feeling empowered and embracing all aspects of their femininity. I want them to feel uplifted and like they can handle anything being thrown at them. I also want them to leave feeling loved." - Bbymutha.
So how does one live their black magic? What is it and what can it do for you?
As Twinki see’s it, ”It is my power that I was born with. My charisma, intuition, sexuality, sensuality and power of persuasion are all gifts of Black Magick and I use it to navigate thru life to get everything I want and need.”
Just remember don’t let anyone steal your magic. Get your refill this upcoming Thursday, December 15th at 368 PONCE, and remember you’re beautiful always..
What color/texture is this event? What does it taste like? What does it smell like?
^M^RYLL^H GOLD: Black. Velvety. Luxurious. It tastes like that dish your granny makes that everyone fights over at Sunday dinner. It smells like freedom.
Bbymutha: I feel like the color of this event is a bold bright sexy vulgar ass red. The event tastes like red wine and it smells like melted coconut oil and strawberries lol
Dandy Warhol: Tastes like cane sugar... Smells like lavender & loud on stage. Cocount & kush at the bar.... Color/texture: Oh, girl, she's black & plush (thick).
Twinki: The event is black latex. Very shiny, slick and wet..it taste like hot chocolate with a little spice added. Warming your body from the inside out. It smells like baby powder and sweat.
Father Fannie: My black magic is sparkly soft baby pink & lavender cumulus clouds. It tastes like pure local electric honey and smells like whipped shea butter magic.
What do you want people to be left feeling by the end of their night?
^M^RYLL^H GOLD: I want people to feel empowered. I think that in this world of anti-black, anti-queer / trans* / femme violence that a showcase like Black Magic should be energizing and uplifting. We get to see ourselves (all variations of femme/queer) at the center of things, flourishing. After this showcase we are gonna feel like we have a bright amazing future; a future with no limits. A future that can’t be stomped out by anyone.
Bbymutha: By the end of the night I want people to leave feeling empowered and embracing all aspects of their femininity. I want them to feel uplifted and like they can handle anything being thrown at them. I also want them to leave feeling loved.
Dandy Warhol: I want everyone to feel unified, sweaty, and tipsy by the end of the night.
Twinki: By the end of the night I want people to feel empowered and emboldened. I want their heads to be held higher and their backbones to feel stronger. I definitely want them to feel comfortable and proud to be in their own skin.
Father Fannie: I want people to leave black magic feeling held and witnessed and jubilant. i want everyone to leave baptized in the sweat we create celebrating and rejoicing together.
What does Black Magic do for you? How do you live your magic?
^M^RYLL^H GOLD: I live my black magic by being as true as I can to myself and by supporting other qtpoc. The sad reality is that when you are queer trans and poc there is a constant threat of violence but I feel like for those who can be out and visible, it is important to not compartmentalize yourself. I try to never stop growing, learning, and evolving. Also, club trax every morning for breakfast.
Bbymutha: Black magic makes me feel unfuckwithable, desirable, and dangerous. I live my magic everyday by speaking out against anybody who tries to dull or deny said magic and basically by not giving a fuck about what anybody has to say.
Dandy Warhol: Black magic keeps me alive, basically. At any moment, i'm struggling against some facet of my disenfranchisement brought on by prejudice & i look at the sum of all things i can't really describe that push me through as my black magic.
Twinki: Black magick helps me maintain my sanity or a semblance of sanity in this crazy post modern world we live in. It grounds me and makes it so I don't float away in the mainstream. It keeps me attached to that which is larger than me. It is my power that I was born with. My charisma, intuition, sexuality, sensuality and power of persuasion are all gifts of Black Magick and I use it to navigate thru life to get everything I want and need.
Father Fannie: It allows me get out of bed everyday and thrive and gives me the tools i need to survive in this plane I live my magic through every fiber of my existence is a part of my magic. Existing as a black queer femme my magic comes from my core and fuels my actions, speech and presentation. As long as i am living as my authentic self i am living and harnessing my magic.
Femme walks into the function, what's the first thing needed to let these hoes know you own the function?
^M^RYLL^H GOLD: Well I don’t own anything. We all own this shit. We all need each other. When we can walk in looking cute af, when everyone is complimenting, and uplifting each other that’s when we own the function.
Bbymutha: The first and I feel like the only thing I need to let hoes know I own the function is color. Color moves everyone. Whether they think it's ridiculous or amazing, you're going to stop and pay attention to color. Color is powerful.
Dandy Warhol: The girl who owns a function like this will be the girl who leaves w the most new friends. So she better walk in with a fully charged phone!
Twinki: Whatever space I inhabit I own. My aura radiates full blast humming "I wish a bitch would try me". Born and raised in Brooklyn, seasoned in Jacksonville, Fl and living in New Orleans I ain't never been one to be punked. With a look I can shut shit down and if that don't work then the hands will.
Matt Jones is your average carefree black boi, community worker, and sensei. As an Atlanta based artist he dreams to foster community and advocate real change for issues involving but not limited to mental health, queer life, and POC disparity.