StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down with art therapist, educator, and filmmaker Storae Michele, for a conversation about her new film, “The Listening Heart,” which premieres on April 6, 2017, at 7pm, at the Pratt Institute’s Memorial Hall in New York City. In our discussion, Storae touches on how femininity, especially of color, is often weaponized, and the importance of self-love and care in loving others.

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