Rodney A. Brown is a poet, writer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on his experiences with AIDS, mental illness, and homelessness. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Pan African Studies, and his performances on black lives and mental health have been sponsored at the Society of Dance History Scholars Congress on Research in Dance and the United States Conference on AIDS. He taught as a choreographer at the university level and attended the Saint Francis College MFA program in Creative Writing. Photo by Hubs.