University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jamie Dawson

Goddess At Your Feet

Goddess At Your Feet Poster

Inspired by the black musical tradition of masking in which lyrics can represent both the trifling love of a relationship and a trifling system that stands against a person and community, Goddess at Your Feet follows the character Angel as she heals from personal heartbreak while still recognizing the breaking of black bodies from this world as a result of institutional pressures and systematic oppression. Through poetry, dance, and multimedia arts Jamie Dawson cultivates a journey consisting of love, laughs, sacrifice and redemption.

Jamie Dawson is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin Madison. After 5 years of building with Heard Em Say Youth Poetry Troupe, she took her talents to the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Scholarship on campus as a part of the 9th Cohort. Jamie studies Afro American studies, psychology, and is pre-health. Jamie’s pretty cool and brings the sunshine and heat of her hometown, Tampa, Florida, everywhere she goes.