Separate No More (Go Light Books)
Please join us for a collaborative performance of songs and poetry reflecting on our interconnectedness by a group of artists including author Dani Fine, Zariya Allen, and more TBA.
This special book release is a celebration not only of Separate No More, but, more importantly, of the fact that we are connected, we are a family, and together, anything is possible!
All original hand painted illustrations and poems reflecting the process of creating the book will be available for purchase for one night only, with 100% of proceeds going to the Downtown Women’s Center, the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and women or are formerly homeless. Their mission is to end homelessness for women in the greater Los Angeles area through housing, wellness, and advocacy.
Separate No More (Go Light Books) is a poetic offering of connection by multi disciplinary artist and teacher Dani Fine. This collection of hand-painted poems and illustrations opens with a plea to artists to go into the enormous pain that belongs to the whole and to give voice, attention, love and tenderness to it. A somewhat peaceful, somewhat humorous, and somewhat tragic reflection on what it means to see all the world as family and therefore all of our pain as shared- Separate No More explores the ins and outs of the aching heart and fractured planet with great wonder, care, and hope.
Dani Fine is the author and illustrator of the children’s books, Wonder The Wave (Go Light Books, 2016) and Wonder Kindly (Go Light Books, 2014). She is the co founder, editor and photographer of LA based online poetry publication, We The Tender Hearted. Her devotion to working for children with special needs as an advocate, teacher, and educational therapist, informs her creative work which includes video, music, movement, illustration, photography, poetry, and prose.
Polaroid by Ethan DeLorenzo