Aries Jordan and sister Toya perform in Marvin X's video The Mythology of Pussy and Dick. The sisters were mentored by Marvin X at his Academy of da Corner, both ladies were able to publish their books of poetry.
This book empowered me. I didn't know I had that much power. I wish I'd read it when I was eight years old. --a female, 16 years old
It helped me step up my game.--A young brother
Marvin, thank you, thank you, thank you, for writing this. I'm going to make my son and daughter read it.--A Mother
Every 15 year old young man must read this.--Rashid Easley
--Delores Nochi, introduction
Thank you for keeping me on the receivers list for your written works! I count myself among the privileged. As an artist i.e. truth teller-trail blazer, you have always been cutting edge both in what you lived, experienced and the naked truth you bare in "emptying of Spirit out of itself" (as Hegel would put it) as did Trane's Offering. Very rare, and whether we all recognize it now or not we are fortunate to witness such openness and honesty, though it makes the smug uncomfortable in their fake comforts; show is the unessential masquerading as essential and therefore art as truth ripping off masks is often seen as dangerous expose....