Black Weirdo of the Week #34: Trae HarrisName: Trae Harris From: Baltimore, MD
Performance artist and writer currently living in NYC, making my mark on the omnivores one utterance at a time! Travel, witchcraft and the esoteric ritual are my interest! What is your craft/career/creative expression? My craft is performance: acting, dance and poetry! I work as an actress and thankfully this is my only job now!! How long have you been working at your craft? I began dancing at the age of 4 but have officially been pursuing my craft for about 15 years!! I always knew exctly what I wanted to do!! Why do you consider yourself a Black Weirdo? I mean, ppl have called me a weirdo and I am black but I dont think I ever actually called myself that lol!!! BUT I suppose being the only artist in my military corporate family automatically kinda makes me a weirdo!!! What inspires you? I’m inspired by reading and traveling, also certain smells really inspire me! Aromatherapy saved my life lol Who is your weird black muse? Ummm lol, I don’t really muse its so weird to me lol… But my fiancé Dynasty Ogun (of L'Enchantuer) has been a HUGE inspiration for my writing! Plus she is super talented in hella ways AND shes gorgeously handsome AND she is sooo Brooklyn which I love… Yea I guess she is totally my life muse! Links/Social Media: www.traeharris.com IG: @gypsybruja TWITTER: @gypsybruja TUMBLR: gypsybruja.tumblr.com FB: Trae Harris
Upcoming events/ projects? im guest starring in the first episode of Orange is the New Black!! Starring in an off broadway play entitled And I and Silence which runs in August!! Working on a few webseries! Still completing my poetry book and album! WitchesBrew/Pagan Gospel collaborations with my best friend Josiah Wise the SERPENTWITHFEET ANDDD continuing to grow my line of aromatheraphy oils, hoping to get in some stores soon!!