Today is the birthday of the Emmy award winning filmmaker, activist and author Marlon Riggs!
Happy birthday Marlon!
It’s not a surprise to me that Marlon was an Aquarius. In so many ways, he embodied the Aquarian ideal. He was a forward thinker, pushing the boundaries of the discourse on skin color, desire, and race. He also was a true “water bearer”, offering us opportunities to engage our emotional selves through his exploration of Black Gay loneliness, frustration and rage..
Words cannot express how grateful I am for Marlon’s pioneering work. He has never ceased to be an inspiration and a model to which I look to.
To celebrate his birthday today I decided to collect a number of clips, links, interviews, and reels from his work to share with you. Please share them. Remember Marlon! Remember our legacy! Remember our stories!!
For a full bio of Marlon, Click HERE:
“How to Snap! Like A Diva” From Tongues Untied
Black is Black Ain’t
I Shall Not Be Removed: A Documentary on Marlon Riggs’ Life
Tongues: Re-Tied? HERE