The Come Up: Mykki Blanco

Photo Credit: Lawrence Burney Michael Quattlebaum Jr., a 27-year-old Harlem-based poet and performance artist is a bit of a maverick. With roots in North Carolina and California, he’s actually enjoying his second stay in New York City. As a sixteen-year-old he fled from home and darted for the city to live on his own before going back to California and later attending The Art Institute of Chicago. In the arena of performance, he has a background in theater as a child actor, which later gave way to him creating his defining role in 2010, Mykki Blanco. Mykki, ...

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