Giving Tuesday: Protecting Our Children

GIVING TUESDAY: Today and Wednesday (Nov 27-28) we ask you to give a lil bit.

No Jewels, my poetry book and soundtrack (not poems but soul music soundtrack)  a book about selfishness interrupting a child growing up. Often times this happens with domestic violence and sexual abuse — like in No Jewels.

I want to use the book to create awareness about trauma in our community and help build options that provide emergence. StandUp SpeakOut is doing the latter. They are protecting our children

We ask you to drop $15 or $20. It will get you a physical copy of No Jewels, a PDF version & digital versions of the soundtracks (both of them). Seven dollars, before shipping, will be donated on your behalf to Stand Up SpeakOut. The remainder to cover printing and shipping costs plus at-cost for the downloads.

Critical thinkers and critics believe No Jewels is a voices for the “voiceless.” These are the voiceless we are trying to represent and assist .Okayplayer, Monifa Lemons (Watering Hole), Talib Kweli (added the book to his book club), Greg Tate (famed cultural critic & writer), Patricia Jones (poetry legend), SoulTracks, BK Reader and, now, you!

An excerpt of No Jewels book

Drop a lil in the tip jar  to get the physical copy plus downloads both the PDF of the book and a compilation of both soundtracks.

Tip $8, $15 or $20 to get the  PDF, music & orders a “physical” copy of the book, includes shipping. Use the drop down below or  BANDCAMP http://bit.ly/taiallenbandcamp.


Leave A Gift for StandUp SpeakOut!



NOT leaving a tip then, kindly, type in your info to get the downloads! Thanks. Seriously, thanks!!

Name *

Email *

Absorb the words. Enjoy the music.

Love + thanks! Now go download this thing

-Tai Allen

 

Private Page!

You must be a friend, partner-in-crime, relative, artist I enjoy or cool-arse person. This page is for the “first adopters” to No Jewels, my poetry book and soundtrack (not poems but soul music soundtrack)  a book about  selfishness interrupting a child growing up courtesy of Flowered Concrete & Afrockin Music.

Already getting love from Okayplayer, Monifa Lemons (Watering Hole), Talib Kweli (added the book to his book club), Greg Tate (famed cultural critic & writer), Patricia Jones (poetry legend), SoulTracks, BK Reader… and, now, you!

Below is an excerpt and to the right music while you read.  You can click & download both the PDF of the BOOK and the SOUNDTRACK; — or scroll down.

An excerpt of No Jewels book

Drop a lil in the tip jar or Do not. Still… download both the PDF of the book and a compilation of both soundtracks.

Tip $12, $15 or $20 to get the  PDF, music & orders a “physical” copy of the book, includes shipping.


Leave A Tip!



NOT leaving a tip then, kindly, type in your info to get the downloads! Thanks. Seriously, thanks!!

Name *

Email *

Absorb the words. Enjoy the music.

Love + thanks! Now go download this thing

-Tai Allen

 

No Jewels: Book + Soundtrack

#NoJewels is a book that tries to narrate a young man’s life that was loved well, loved wrong and, once, not loved at all. Sadly, this story is not an aberration or oddity. There are numerous No Jewels tales in every city. This book of lines, devices, stanza and spaces hopes to serve them all.

Ambitious. But possible.

And when you are in trouble, seek help. If you encounter a person — male or female — in dire straits from physical or mental oppression, get them help.

Love each other folks.

The Book [click here]: bit.ly/nojewels

The Soundtrack [click here]: bit.ly/taiallencamp