Back in October, I had the honor of traveling to eight cities in nine days documenting The Revival 2012 poetry tour along with Sekiya Dorsett of Making Chaos. It was an overwhelming and life-altering journey.
Driving and filming non-stop, cross-country, in a small van with six other women was both exhausting and exhilarating. I learned sooooo much on the fly, was introduced so many new people, and walked away from the experience with a stronger sense of self. The Revival inspired and challenged me every. single. day. We’re now knee-deep in the post-production phase of the film, prepping for the edit, and planning for the release. There’s still a long road ahead, but be sure to keep up with the project by clicking here.
One of the artists whose work I truly admired, was my travel mate and a star in the documentary, Be Steadwell a.k.a. B. Steady, a singer, songwriter, and filmmaker from D.C. B was extremely shy in front of the camera when the tour kicked off, but slowly blossomed and held her own as an amazing woman with a distinct voice and point of view. It was a pleasure to witness and capture her transformation on film. By the end of the tour, I had all of her songs memorized, and didn’t mind having each of them stuck in my head long after we’d said goodbye.
I saw this short profile/interview video that she created about her sound and her purpose. Simply put, B. Steady is a glowing talent who makes honest music that you’ll easily fall in love with.
Check her out…