SONDRIA, our resident baby mama, scribe, social media manager, and the writer behind our film FIGHT IN HEELS, has been recording black writing and posting it on her Soundcloud for people to get some literature in their lives with now excuses about finding the time or having to spend money. It’s right on ya cellular device: CHOOSE KNOWLEDGE.
There are a few pieces up now but here is the link to Langston Hughes’ “Passing” from his THE WAYS OF WHITE FOLKS anthology of short stories.
Last year, #SNATCHPOWER debuted our first Zine (which is an independent, D.I.Y. form of a magazine) at the L.A. Zine Fest ! The zine included art/photography from our Bangkok and Tokyo chapters, writings from Uhuru and Semi, and it was the first time anyone got to read “FIGHT IN HEELS“!
The front and back of our first #SNATCHPOWER zine.
If you’re just tuning in: “Fight In Heels” is a sci-fi, fan-fiction, short story written by sondriaWRITES about our collective!
Here’s the trailer, created by Lovebox Studios.
THIS YEAR our zine included just the LITTEST of black-woman writings ranging from song lyrics to social media posts and poems. Before we unveiled that, though, we attended the festival’s pre-reading at A SHOP CALLED QUEST and the Uhuruverse babysat the baby elder, Wolverine AND captured this clip of Sondria reading non-fiction for the first time.
Here’s a snippet of “Oh Shit I’m MOM”…
Our 2016 zine sold out! So this year, we came a bit more ambitiously–joining forces with FUPU and EARTH ARROW. We had t-shirts, music, and two zines for sale! The 2nd #SNATCHPOWER zine, AND the fan zine for the
The Uhuruverse and sondriaWRITES at the #SNATCHPOWER table for L.A. Zine Fest 2017, photo by Amelia Burns
We are excited to announce that we will be holding down a table at the L.A. Zine Fest again this year!!! Last year we debuted our first #SNATCHPOWER Zine and we’re excited to present our second one! We will also be presenting the FUPU Zine, and other goodies– so meet up with us on May 29th at 110 E. 9th St. 90079 to purchase your very own copy!! Last year we only printed 100 and the SOLD OUT!
SNATCHPOWER ZINE, VOL. 2
LA ZINE FEST
LA ZINE FEST 2017
LA ZINE FEST, PRE-READING
Before Sunday’s festivities we will be a part of a more intimate gathering of Zinesters, the L.A. Zine Fest Pre-Reading, at A Shop Called Quest, 300 S. Santa Fe Los Angeles, CA, and you should pull up to hear Snatch Scribe Extraoridnaire, sondriaWRITES, read NON-FICTION for the first time! She’ll be reading from “ohShitImMOM”, excerpts from her forthcoming book that can be found in this year’s SNATCHPOWER ZINE!!
IT’S LIT MUHFUCKAS!! DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! The written word is our opportunity to record our own HERSTORY and we do not take it lightly. Let ’em know!
Our SNATCHPOWER international squad is starting to hold screenings of our new film: “FIGHT IN HEELS”!! This week we have a lot on our hands as we bring you three screenings, in three different times zones! Good thing we got that black girl magic, huh?
Check us out in BANGKOK (MAY 18TH), LOS ANGELES (MAY 19TH), AND NEW YORK (MAY 22ND).
“The only ones who heard the call…were the ones it was meant for…” SNAAAATCH!
ASHE to the ancestor, Muhammad Ali, for whom this event is named.
RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE is a collaborative effort between Snatch Power and Lady Like Collective to celebrate the life, accomplishments, and contributions of Muhammad Ali by adhering to his rigorous standards in craftsmanship and activism.
Started before his death, when the ancestor was still an elder, the event is cultivated with greatness as its foundation. We only book exceptional musicians, visual artists, and performers. We are organized and timely. And we don’t take no shit at the door or on the dancefloor.
Are we being cocky? We mean to.
You mad? Come spar.
There’s a war going on, a war for the ownership of black greatness. Well guess what—WE OWN IT! We made it, we claim it, we will fight your ass for it, and like Ali—we’ll look pretty doing it.
“FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, STING LIKE A BEE—RUMBLE YOUNG [SNATCH], RUMBLE!”
The next RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE is September 28, 2016 at Los Globos (3040 Sunset Blvd.) in Los Angeles, CA