Episode #117: Shelly Bell and The BopNix


Meet Shelly Bell! Shelly is an award-winning poet as well as a published author and journalist. She is also the Executive Director of Regret Nothing Write Everything. She is known for mixing uncommon honesty with a populist style and she certainly brought that to the table in this powerful episode of The JellyVision Show. Shelly shares her personal story of sexual assault publicly, for the first time. Her story launches a rich discussion on sexuality, guilt, feeling violated and other complexities involved with defining and discussing sexual assault. Follow Shelly Bell on Twitter, Like her on Facebook and check out her novel, All Women Are Stupid Sometimes.
Just when we were all ready to lighten the mood, we were joined by Forever & Herb Bopnick, a married couple who perform together as "Proets" (Rap + Poetry) under The BopNix. Their original work is often spontaneous and based on living and feeling in the moment. You can find them performing at various bus stops in DC since selling their home. They hope to be part of a Songwriters & Poets showcase at The Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan soon.

Here is Shelly Bell performing Sexual Gluttony

Special Thanks to DC area improvisers,  Audrey Mattaino and Michael Cartwright for playing Forever and Herb, street Proets. You can see Audrey perform on stage with her troupe Huggy Spreadums.
You can follow Audrey on Twitter @audrey_tomato
You can Follow Michael on Twitter @mmnck86