Shayla Lawson Performs Her Essay “Black Lives Matter, Yard Signs Matter”
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On the ninth episode of the third season, Shayla Lawson reads “Black Lives Matter, Yard Signs Matter,” an excerpt from her book This Is Major, with sound design and music composition from Maita.
Shayla Lawson is the author of This is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls & Being Dope, and three poetry collections. She has written for ESPN, Salon, Guernica, Vulture, and The Cut. She’s a MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colony Fellow, and is a 2020 National Book Critics Circle Finalist.
MAITA is a Portland, OR based musician who’s music has been described by Consequence of Sound as “anxious heartbreak that rips somewhere between Mitski and Summer Cannibals.
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