International poet, educator, cultural worker, performance & collaborative artist, Arsimmer McCoy, is from Richmond Heights, Fl. McCoy formulates poetry, prose, and short story centered in conversations about identity, community, human connectivity, legacy, & validation.
Passion Ward is a published photographer based in Miami, FL. She specializes in portrait and photojournalistic photography that embodies raw human expression and its nuances. Her photography journey has led her to partner with various organizations, travel to other countries and continue to tell bold visual stories.
Through their work, Arsimmer and Passion portray a striking visual of the past, present, and future of people of color in Florida as well as the state of the land. A snapshot of the history of indigenous, black, and brown people, who have existed since inception. The finished project will include just the title of McCoy’s poem “Lest we forget”. The first stanza is both an affirming and declaring of the legacy of Miami’s BIPOC communities. The existent narratives of black bodies fighting to survive here economically, socially, historically, and culturally, surface to speak, through the image, while inserting dialogue on black folks struggle with leisure in this city.