Set against a backdrop of the breathtaking beauty of Coast Salish ancestral land and imbued with the universal spirit of punk, “Red Paint” is ultimately a story of the ways we learn to find our true selves while fighting for our right to claim a place of our own. Local poet Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe discusses her memoir “Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk.” With little more to guide her than a passion for the thriving punk scene of the Pacific Northwest and a desire to live up to the responsibility of being the namesake of her beloved great-grandmother—a linguist who helped preserve her Indigenous language of Lushootseed—Sasha throws herself headlong into the world, determined to build a better future for herself and her people. The Indigenous artist blends the aesthetics of punk rock with the traditional spiritual practices of the women in her lineage in this bold, contemporary journey to reclaim her heritage and unleash her power and voice while searching for a permanent home. More info: https://www.spl.org/event-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D158068845
This event will be recorded, captioned and then posted on the Seattle Public Library YouTube channel after the event.