Afropunk - Garnerstyle


Let me just say that I've been living my best life in Atlanta. A lot of people have noticed that I am noticeably happier. Being transparent, I feel like I was homesick for the six years that I lived away from Georgia. I was glad to have the experience of living in two different states, but like Dorothy said, "there is no place like home." With that being said, I was able to attend AfroPunk this past weekend in Atlanta. I've been wanting to attend AfroPunk for about three years now, but only thought it was in NYC. A friend brought to my attention that it was in Atlanta and Solange was going to perform. Sold!

I'd like to give a little disclaimer that I arrived at AfroPunk at 6 pm on Sunday night. I wasn't there all day. I don't love festivals. I might be too old, but I do make exceptions when it's something I want to do. Anyways, I had a fantastic time. There are the obvious reasons (like Solange performing duh!) then there are reasons like being amongst other black people just being free and conscious at the same time. With the climate as it is, it can be hard to be a black person and just have a moment to live, breathe and not let the world and your place in its weight on your shoulders. I know I have a lot of non-black readers and it may be difficult to understand this if it's not your experience. With that being said, AfroPunk is a space that welcomes all, but it is a celebration of blackness. I saw so many people expressing themselves freely in their looks and nipples were out in all their glory. It's a superb thing not to see women's breast sexualized.

Besides comradery, AfroPunk offers loads of musical performances, Willow Smith performed while I was walking in and Miquel performed Saturday night. Solange's performance was ah-mazing. It was an intimate performance. I was pretty close to stage. I want to go see her again in a more concert setting (indoors with seating) next time she comes. The combination of vocals, visuals, and performance art moves give you something fantastically different.

I guess the big question, "would I go back?" Yes, I would. I would probably do it the same. Go to see the artist(s) that I want to see and call it a day.


  1. Hi everyone I'm Wayne Desmond
    Hi everyone I'm Wayne Desmond and am here to share the wonderful work Dr Believe did for me. After 5 years in marriage with my husband with 2 kids, my husband started acting weird and going out with other ladies and showed me cold love, on several occasions he threatens to divorce me if I dare question him about his affair with other ladies, I was totally devastated and confused until a old friend of mine told me about a spell caster on the internet called Dr. Believe who help people with relationship and marriage problem by the powers of love spells, at first I doubted if such thing ever exists but decided to give it a try, when I contact him, he helped me cast a love spell and within 48hours my husband came back to me and started apologizing, now he has stopped going out with other ladies and his with me for good and for real. Contact this great love spell caster for your relationship or marriage problem to be solved today via email: or WhatsApp: +19713839183

    Here is my personal email: if you wish to ask me anything

  2. LOTTO, lottery,jackpot.
    Hello all my viewers, I am very happy for sharing this great testimonies,The best thing that has ever happened in my life is how I win the lottery euro million mega jackpot. I am a Woman who believe that one day I will win the lottery. finally my dreams came through when I email and tell him I need the lottery numbers. I have spend so much money on ticket just to make sure I win. But I never know that winning was so easy until the day I meant the spell caster online which so many people has talked about that he is very great in casting lottery spell, . so I decide to give it a try.I contacted this great Dr Believe and he did a spell and he gave me the winning lottery numbers. But believe me when the draws were out I was among winners. I win 30,000 million Dollar. Dr Believe truly you are the best, all thanks to you forever