Inside the Chrysalis
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Jaiel Butterfly has TEA with DeePassionate1 in this conversational segment that discusses how women can be inspired by writing and music. These Chrysalis Queens spend TIME, ENERGY and ATTENTION on becoming their butterfly beautiful best selves! Watch these dynamic ladies sip and share their stories.
“There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” - Toni Morrison
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Jaiel Butterfly & Chrysalix
As a native New Yorker, Jessica Elexis Monroe was inspired and influenced by the many forms of art and performance. Jessica has been an author for 30 years using poetry, music and graphic design to express ideas and emotions. As an educator she has dedicated the past 17 years to empower young minds to find their voices.
Motivated by the process as she modeled it for her students, Jessica created the character personas of Jaiel Butterfly and Chrysalix. While Jaiel Butterfly explores nature and the lexicon of language through creative writing, Chrysalix composes a symphony soundtrack and belts out magical melodies. Jaiel Butterfly and Chrysalix combined create the superhero selfie dynamic that is illustrated in images of the podcast theme song.
Episode 1 - Standing on the Legs of Your Legacy
Jaiel Butterfly & Deepassionate1 discuss how to build a legacy and be motivated to move on from tragedy. This episode is in 3 parts.
Episode 2 - Not Alone
The Chrysalis Queens discuss how social distancing is bringing people together in different ways. THis episode is in 3 parts.
Episode 3 - Special Election
Jaiel Butterfly interviews community activist Pamela Hamilton-Johnson on her campaign for City Council and the importance of voting.
Episode 4 - Holiday Healing
Chrysalix emerges with a a medley of acapella Christmas Carols to celebrate the holiday season during quarantine. Featured guest Jaqueline McEwan comes inside the chrysalis to discuss healing during the holidays in the time of COVID-19.
Episode 5 - Stay Informed
The Greater Bronx FAB LAB comes inside the Chrysalis to discuss the importance of staying informed. Jaiel Butterfly gives us a sneak peek into the online classroom with student discussions about the current political climate.
Episode 6 - Political Awareness
Featured guests Jacqueline McEwan & Melissa Merriweather come inside the chrysalis to discuss the domestic terror attack on the U.S. Capitol Building and the importance of being politically aware in our current political climate.
Join the Chrysalis Queens in intimate conversations about life experiences with poetic narration and an epic soundtrack.
The Chrysalis uses poetry, music and art to inspire new creations and new ideas.
Featured Guests Inside the Chrysalis
"When pain is channeled through poetry it becomes prophecy." -Deepassionate1
Denice Martin-Thompson explores literacy and language with the persona of Deepassionate1 Trinigirl. Denice is a literacy specialist with incarcerated youth and transforms experiences of pain into prophetic moments of inspiration. Her poetry is made even more powerful with her expressive voice. Dee hosts TEA Inside the Chrysalis and has intimate conversations with Jaiel Butterfly about spending TIME ENERGY and ATTENTION to becoming Better Over Bitter despite all circumstances. Deepassionate1 also hosts Trinigirl Training, a Caribbean flavored cardio workout. As one woman with two personalities, Dee offers 3 experiences for her clients that she gives a sneek peek of whenever she graces the Chrysalis with her presence. Grab your writer's notebook and spend some T.E.A. with Dee each time she enters the Chrysalis. It is guaranteed to be TIME, ENERGY and ATTENTION worth sharing.