Emanuel Xavier Movies and Career Information

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May 03, 1971

Emanuel Xavier (born May 3, 1971), is an American poet, spoken word artist, author, editor, literary events curator, activist, actor, and house music recording artist born and raised in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn. He was proclaimed an LGBT Icon by The Equality Forum in 2010. He transitioned himself from being a street hustler and a drug dealer to become one of the most significant, daring, and unlikely voices to emerge from the neo-Nuyorican spoken word movement using political, sexual and religious themes throughout his work. Regarding his seedy past, in an interview with CNN he stated, "I became all those things society expected me to become. I thought that was the only thing I could be." He is of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian ancestry. He has conducted spoken word poetry workshops and produced benefits and events for youth organizations throughout the country. Like most poets, his back story is probably better known than his actual poetry. His Puerto Rican father abandoned his Ecuadorian mother when he found out she was pregnant and was never heard from again. At the age of 3, he was the victim of child sexual abuse by an older cousin. At 16, he came out to his mother and was

  • Emanuel Xavier Movies before 2013
  • Ski Trip 2004

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