This week, I've handed the keys of the Red Chuck Productions Weekly Quick Pick Mix (say that again) to none other than Bilphena Yahwon!
Bilphena Yahwon is a Baltimore based writer, abolitionist and restorative practices practitioner born in Liberia, West Africa. She is the curator of the online library, The Womanist Reader, which is dedicated to archiving free texts from Black women writers across the diaspora. Bilphena’s work uses a womanist approach and centers the needs and well-being of Black women and Black children.
I had the pleasure of meeting Bilphena while taking part in a workshop on Restorative Justice through People's Hub (plug plug plug, check it out!) People's Hub is doing great work in helping every day people find ways to make positive change in the world. The workshop was virtual, so I was able to attend from the comfort of the Red Chuck Studio, which means you all can do the same wherever you may be. Definitely check them out.
The Restorative Justice workshop was led by Bilphena. She was a fantastic teacher, a charming conversationalist, and her playlists during intermissions were burning it up, so I had to ask her to come on over to the Red Chuck world to share some favorite tunes. You can find her on Spotify here and her WQPM playlist on the Red Chuck Spotify or Apple Music pages.
I want to thank Bilphena for taking the time to share some of her latest listening!
WQPM playlists are a collection of ten songs I've been listening to this week, crossing genre, era, and taste. No themes here, just the tunes I've been sticking in my ears lately. The newest Weekly Quick Pick Mix is available on Spotify and Apple Music.