Me’Chelle

USA

Me’Chelle’s work comes from a place of heavy questioning. As an artist, she aims to create art that brings forth healing for herself & those around her. Her music and poetry often explore themes of Blackness, womanhood, self-reflection & the good and evil of human nature.

Darkhoneeey & The Isms

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Dark Honeeey (the song) by Me'Chelle

Dark dark Honeeey Dark dark Honeeey

Dark dark honeeey

Dark Dark.

Dark Dark Honeeey

Dark Dark Honeeey

Dark Dark Honey

Dark. Dark

When the check hit but the rent due. Though she broke don’t claim it cause she always make it through.

She be fly…. walking with her high low sometimes, but everyday she try!!!

Honey dats dark moving, shaking the earth, finding her placement while the earth finds it’s placement in
her

Honey dats dark moving, shaking the earth, finding her placement while the earth finds it’s placement in
her

All in a dark honey day’s work .You can’t phase her. You can’t play her.
All in a dark honey day’s work. You can’t phase her.You can’t play her.

Honey that’s dark , movin’ shaking the earth, finding her placement while the earth finds it’s placement in
her.
Honey that’s dark , movin’ shaking the earth, finding her placement while the earth finds it’s placement in
her.

Dark Dark Honeeey Dark Dark Honeeey
Dark. Dark honeeey

Dark Dark

All in a dark honey’s days work. Like on the corner black church first Baptist new birth.

She sits in a bubble bath reads and laughs
Making plans to live out the dream she has. All in a dark Honey day’s work.

 

 

DarkHoneeey in song by Me’Chelle
for Black Listening: O|Sessions Online Exhibition

Instrumental by Stoic Beats

Recorded at Classick studios by Daniel Vargas

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Dark Honey (The poem) by Me'Chelle

When the check hit but the rent due.
Though she’s broke, don’t claim it.
Cuz, she always make it thru.

She bee, fly walking with her head high.

Low sometimes.
But everyday she try.

Honey that’s Dark. Moving. Shaking the earth. Finding Her placement.
While the earth finds it’s placement in her.

“You cute for a dark……” Honey, even sweeter than the pinkest of burst.

Though she said “no” respectfully, he couldn’t handle the rejection.

He called her a B like He wasn’t thirsty for her nectar.

She adds him to the list of heckling jesters and jealous heffers.

All in a Dark Honey’s day’s work.

Like on the corner Black church.

First baptist, new birth.

She sits in a dish detergent bubble bath and reads and laughs.

Making plans to live out all the dreams she has.

 

Dark Honeeey original poem by Me’Chelle
for Black Listening: O|Sessions Online Exhibition

Recorded at Classick studios by Daniel Vargas

A photo of a young woman with a mohawk afro in a vintage photo that says "I held a meeting for the isms that connect us" over her eyes. There are colors of orange, yellow and red. With 7 images of moths on the page of the same colors in the photo.

Isms

A Description-photo of a young woman, and her mother's vintage photo is collaged. Her mom has on a red velvet coat with white fur at the top. The colors used are dim yellow, orange and red. With 7 images of moths that are the same color as the picture.

Born worthy

A mom holding her infant daughter, and her mother’s vintage photo is collaged. The mom has on a Black top hat with a bang and the baby has white bow on her head. The colors used are yellow, orange, and some brown. It says “But we were always more than what they called us” at the bottom of the page in white.

Forever connected

Me'Chelle

Me'Chelle

Biography

 

Me’Chelle (She/Her) is a mother, spoken word poet, musician and teaching artist. She is driven by a passion to entertain, enlighten, and inspire positive change in her community. Her poem “Lumiere” was recently featured at the Lumiere Gala for MSV Chicago (Spring 2023). Her poem “Dark Haunts” was featured in Bone Bouquet magazine (Winter 2020). She works as an instructor of the Marillac rap & poetry program through After School Matters.

Me’Chelle is a genuine soul, with an ambitious nature and passion for mentorship. She works to change many lives for the better within her lifespan.

Find her on Fb https://www.facebook.com/Darkhoneeey/
IG @Darkhoneeey_
Find some of her music https://soundcloud.com/youngnegroheart

“Dark Honeeey” is a dedication to the beauty of the black woman. The art and audio you hear was made with the thought of Black women flowing through life figuring it out while being oppressed by sexism, racism, colorism and other forms. Walking around, doing daily tasks with an unmatched grace and a necessary strength.The words Dark Honeeey play on the color of skin and beauty of the person referenced. She’s dark skinned and a “honey” as they would say in the 90’s. While writing this poem, I thought of my mom. She passed away when I was a few months old but our life stories share interesting similarities. Not only because we are made from the same material but because of different “Isms” that still exist.

Black Listening's website front page header art and Obsidian 49.2 cover art were  created by Nettrice Gaskins

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