Genesis Be is creating art exhibits, music videos, clothing, art & social change.
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Hi beloveds, welcome to my Patreon page! Some of you who have been following my work, know that I released my first studio album at age 17! Eight album and numerous mixtapes later, I'm gearing up to release my 9th album, People Not Things. This album is part of a much larger art exhibit that will also launch in 2019 that includes a visual EP, paintings, audiovisual experience and photography. 

I made this page to reconnect with those who have been supporting my art and activism for YEARS, and to also have a home for new fans & friends who are new to my artistic journey! I'm looking forward to sharing fresh content, behind the scenes shots, exclusive releases... and you guys get it first! 

See more deets about People Not Things BELOW and be sure to see the fun gifts I have for you to thank you for your support! If you are interested in making a one-time, tax deductible donation, please message me personally.

People Not Things is a multi-disciplinary traveling art exhibit created by me, Genesis Be! The exhibit challenges our learned behavior of viewing people as labels such as gay, white, poor, trans, black, immigrant, Trump supporter or other. I examine my intersectionality, giving the audience insight into my political work as a young queer black woman in Mississippi, the backlash that comes with it, non-heteronormative relationships explored through hip-hop/spoken word and esoteric generational knowledge passed down from my ancestors examined with light & sound. The majority of the people depicted in the audiovisuals are queer women of color, including the director & producer. Raised Muslim in the deep South by my Black father (activist) and White mother (healer), I've been forced to navigate barriers of difference for my survival. I view my experience as a privilege and opportunity to share my insights. PNT is my artistic report after 30 years of navigating America's racist, homophobic and misogynistic landscape. This exhibit is cautionary, celebratory, critical and offers tangible tools to help audience members bring human dignity back to the forefront of their divided community or family. It is a rare chance for my audience to view humanity through my lens, my kaleidoscope.

“The paintings of “People Not Things” examine human behavior through the contrasted lens of the “Jinn”, our cosmic counterparts. All of the humans depicted wear hats and are often separated by ledges and barriers that they have created or that they have imagined. The “Jinn” see People with no gender, no race or political allegiance… nor do they see any other labels that we ascribe to one another. The emotions and behaviors of the humans reflect our growing exclusion from one another along with our thirst to be closer to each other… it also explores the capitalist approach to exploitation at the expense of black bodies, women, veterans, immigrants, elderly and the poor… all made possible by material objects, media, technology and our own internal struggle to recognize other humans as People… Not Things.”
Tiers
Beatniks
$1 or more per month
Every little bit helps. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- A personal thank you from me,  via email or socials media DM


- An exclusive behind the scenes access to my creative process. Broadcasting twice a month on the Patreon app



Beginners
$3 or more per month
Welcome to my journey. Enter this tier and you will gain:


-- Free Download to "People Not Things" single and other musical releases. (1 per month)


- All the perks of the Beatniks tier!

Believers
$10 or more per month
Thank you for Believing in me. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- Free Download to "People Not Things" single and other musical release. (1 per month)


- Exclusive preview of unreleased music video from "People Not Things" and other promo videos.


- All the perks of the Beatniks and Beginners tier"

Beanstalks
$25 or more per month
Time for us to transcend. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- 15% off all People Not Things Merch (1 item per month)


- All the perks of Beatniks, Beginners and Beanstalks tiers!

Beloveds
$300 or more per month
Let's co-create together. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- An executive producer credit on my next painting or single. (you will retain no ownership, just listed in credits displayed) (1 per year)


- Social media shoutouts (Insta stories, twitter, Facebook post) (Twice a year)


- 15% off all People Not Things Merch (2 Items per month)


- Free Download to "People Not Things" single and other musical release. (1 per month)


- Exclusive preview of unreleased music video from "People Not Things" visual ep


- Personalized video "thank you" from me and a signed postcard version of the painting of your choice

Goals
2 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons a month, it will allow me to maintian the People Not Things website, newsletter and social media  marketing.
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Hi beloveds, welcome to my Patreon page! Some of you who have been following my work, know that I released my first studio album at age 17! Eight album and numerous mixtapes later, I'm gearing up to release my 9th album, People Not Things. This album is part of a much larger art exhibit that will also launch in 2019 that includes a visual EP, paintings, audiovisual experience and photography. 

I made this page to reconnect with those who have been supporting my art and activism for YEARS, and to also have a home for new fans & friends who are new to my artistic journey! I'm looking forward to sharing fresh content, behind the scenes shots, exclusive releases... and you guys get it first! 

See more deets about People Not Things BELOW and be sure to see the fun gifts I have for you to thank you for your support! If you are interested in making a one-time, tax deductible donation, please message me personally.

People Not Things is a multi-disciplinary traveling art exhibit created by me, Genesis Be! The exhibit challenges our learned behavior of viewing people as labels such as gay, white, poor, trans, black, immigrant, Trump supporter or other. I examine my intersectionality, giving the audience insight into my political work as a young queer black woman in Mississippi, the backlash that comes with it, non-heteronormative relationships explored through hip-hop/spoken word and esoteric generational knowledge passed down from my ancestors examined with light & sound. The majority of the people depicted in the audiovisuals are queer women of color, including the director & producer. Raised Muslim in the deep South by my Black father (activist) and White mother (healer), I've been forced to navigate barriers of difference for my survival. I view my experience as a privilege and opportunity to share my insights. PNT is my artistic report after 30 years of navigating America's racist, homophobic and misogynistic landscape. This exhibit is cautionary, celebratory, critical and offers tangible tools to help audience members bring human dignity back to the forefront of their divided community or family. It is a rare chance for my audience to view humanity through my lens, my kaleidoscope.

“The paintings of “People Not Things” examine human behavior through the contrasted lens of the “Jinn”, our cosmic counterparts. All of the humans depicted wear hats and are often separated by ledges and barriers that they have created or that they have imagined. The “Jinn” see People with no gender, no race or political allegiance… nor do they see any other labels that we ascribe to one another. The emotions and behaviors of the humans reflect our growing exclusion from one another along with our thirst to be closer to each other… it also explores the capitalist approach to exploitation at the expense of black bodies, women, veterans, immigrants, elderly and the poor… all made possible by material objects, media, technology and our own internal struggle to recognize other humans as People… Not Things.”

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Tiers
Beatniks
$1 or more per month
Every little bit helps. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- A personal thank you from me,  via email or socials media DM


- An exclusive behind the scenes access to my creative process. Broadcasting twice a month on the Patreon app



Beginners
$3 or more per month
Welcome to my journey. Enter this tier and you will gain:


-- Free Download to "People Not Things" single and other musical releases. (1 per month)


- All the perks of the Beatniks tier!

Believers
$10 or more per month
Thank you for Believing in me. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- Free Download to "People Not Things" single and other musical release. (1 per month)


- Exclusive preview of unreleased music video from "People Not Things" and other promo videos.


- All the perks of the Beatniks and Beginners tier"

Beanstalks
$25 or more per month
Time for us to transcend. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- 15% off all People Not Things Merch (1 item per month)


- All the perks of Beatniks, Beginners and Beanstalks tiers!

Beloveds
$300 or more per month
Let's co-create together. Enter this tier and you will gain:


- An executive producer credit on my next painting or single. (you will retain no ownership, just listed in credits displayed) (1 per year)


- Social media shoutouts (Insta stories, twitter, Facebook post) (Twice a year)


- 15% off all People Not Things Merch (2 Items per month)


- Free Download to "People Not Things" single and other musical release. (1 per month)


- Exclusive preview of unreleased music video from "People Not Things" visual ep


- Personalized video "thank you" from me and a signed postcard version of the painting of your choice