Humanitou hosted a pop-up event during Arts Month as part of ArtPOP, a local-arts series supported by the Pikes Peak Arts Council and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. Participants shared stories and were photographed during 30-minute sessions. The conversation below is one of seven in the Humanitou ArtPOP series.
Christine Savoy-Johnson is a spoken-word poet that goes by the name “Savage Intellect.” She’s a wordsmith with a big heart and significant things to say.
When Christine sat with Humanitou, she shined light on a culture of silence around illness in black and brown communities. She talked about the obscure and incurable condition she lives with, knowing she already has outlasted her doctor’s prognosis.
She is at peace. But she is not interested in being silent.
Meet Christine Savoy-Johnson.
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