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Trae Ashleigh
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
Born in OH, I grew up in NH/VT. I was an athlete, avid reader, writer, & music-lover. While in college (again in OH), I connected w/the music of The Grateful Dead. Over the next decade, I followed the band around the U.S. & across northern Europe. Still, I was inspired by 'The Dead' to study W. African drumming & percussion. This allowed me to perform w/small troupes in NH/VT while I still lived there. I was then employed at Dartmouth College, which afforded me the opportunity of course study in Ethnomusicology & Art History. Though immersed in both, I rapidly exhausted the availability of instruction in W. African drumming. When I'd attended college in OH, I came to believe that I needed to live in CA. On 'Dead Tour' during the autumn of '87, I met a friend who said I could stay at her place until I'd settled if I really wanted to move to CA. She lived in Santa Cruz, about 75 mi. south of San Francisco. (I am not a city-girl, though enjoy having access to one.) In Nov. '88, I packed my car w/what few "important" belongings I could manage & still allow myself sleeping space (in the car) & drove the 3000 miles to CA in 3 days. I took on a job at a natural foods store & within 5 months, joined an all-women band as percussionist & vocalist. For the next 2 years, the band continued to struggle; we didn't pay ourselves for performance; anything we earned went back into the band. We then hired a lead vocalist & in 1992, recorded our first CD & went on tour to promote it. This was the beginning of an amazing career! I & my bandmates were afforded the opportunity, due to the popularity of our original World Beat music & the novelty that we were an all-woman band, to tour the U.S. via festivals, venues, & invitations for the next 12 years! It was shortly after this opportunity became evident that I decided I needed to focus my attention & energy on Pele Juju (our band) & not 'The Dead'. Though I missed the lifestyle I'd enjoyed for 10 years, I was now immersed in creating & performing music, not just following it. Pele Juju ceased to be over 9 yrs. ago. There are those who still remember us & those who never knew us. Today, I am a Fine Art Model; I was a performing musician. For over 2 decades, I had the opportunity to travel the U.S. & northern Europe with a means of financing it along the way. I had the opportunity to traverse the country by day & dance for 4 hrs. a night at 'Dead' shows. Afterward, I had the opportunity to earn my living performing at Pele Juju shows, while traveling in between. I feel fortunate for my choices & experience.
Interests
Like
a string of pearls
broken,
seed-by-seed,
from a purse
silken
with the swell of
making,
alabaster
liquid beads
drip between,
glazing my thighs
slippery.
Kiss and taste
the glistening
pool, glide
your tongue along
the prime
and suckle
ruby-throated
to passion,
precious
set within my lips.

String of Pearls
11/99

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SaucyMuse Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch :)
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tejrinde Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Artist
You're most welcome! (Sorry, it's taken so long to respond to this.)
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SaucyMuse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No worries ^.^
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RoshanaShahrizai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Writer
Coz, I'm rarely on here myself. My poetry is at [link] and [link], if you ever want to read more than what I have on here.
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tejrinde Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Artist
I'm hardly ever on here either, but once I get a scanner, I do believe I will be! I hope you are well, dear sister! You are missed!
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Ciuin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thanks for the fav on "Corset Ribbons"! I really appreciate it :)
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tejrinde Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Artist
I'm sorry I wasn't attentive enough to respond to your post months ago. Your image is truly beautiful!
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tejrinde Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Artist
I'm absolutely obsessed with corset piercings! Your image is gorgeous!
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Gummi-Thor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Thanx for the fave
:+fav:
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tejrinde Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Artist
Everybody needs a little bondage!
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