A Love Letter to Detroit from Imani Mixon

April 2, 2021

For our new research project and festival, Live in America, we asked artists local to the communities we’re working with to describe the places they call home. In response, they created a phenomenal constellation of images, sounds, recipes, and letters, which can all be found at the LIA website.

Writer Imani Mixon penned an incredible love letter to Detroit for Live in America and recently read it on film. She generously shared the video with us, to share with you.


Letter Written and Performed by: Imani Mixon

Director of Photography: Desmond Love

Handheld Footage: Myron Watkins

Photographer on Set: Alaina Faith White

Music: asante

Hair: Kristina The Glam Tech

Makeup: Ashley Palyzayia

Outfit: Hanifa