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Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh made their first appearance together as "Black Hair, Brown Eyes, Yellow Rage" in December 2000 at the Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Slam in Philadelphia, where they made the semi-finals. Since then, they have performed at the 2001 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado; the 2001 APIA Spoken Word Summit in Seattle, WA; the 2001 NY International Fringe Festival in the show Asians Misbehavin'; and the 2002 ECASU (East Coast Asian Student Union) Conference at Duke University. In August 2002, the Leeway Foundation awarded Yellow Rage a Windows of Opportunity Grant which enabled them to travel to Hawai'i (Oahu) where they performed for the local poetry organization/collective Wordstew and attended the Globalization Research Center's Trafficking of Asian Women and Children Conference. They were also featured on HBO's Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, which first aired in December 2001; the show can currently be seen in reruns on HBO. Their first CD, Black Hair, Brown Eyes, Yellow Rage, Vol. 1, is now available. Together, Michelle and Catzie are a dynamic duo of Philly-based Asian American female spoken word poets. Through their voices, Catzie and Michelle hope to provide an awareness that is not often heard. Exploring topics from fetishes to cultural appropriation to ethnic pride, Yellow Rage challenges mainstream misconceptions of Asianness.

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