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Father I Stretch My Hands to You

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Father I Stretch My Hands to You

I know, I know, the line ends with "to Thee" but, give me a chance to explain, please. Thank you. Okay. So I've been doing some genealogical research, superficial stuff to be honest. I'm not trying to find anything groundbreaking or earth shattering. I'm not trying to spill any generational tea or anything, I just want to know the names of all my ancestors as far back as I can go.  So far, I've gone back to 3 of my grandparents' grandparents, and it's been exciting and empowering in a way I don't know how to verbalize. The world has...

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When Art is Therapy: My Inner Child confronts a monster

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When Art is Therapy: My Inner Child confronts a monster

I had trouble with this piece for sure. I doubted my inner child's choices and methods, I made excuses for the parts of her that were being represented. I felt it unfair to paint her this way. But in allowing it to happen, surrendering to that child's truth, I've been able to see all of us in a new way. And I'm grateful. 

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The Crown Initiative

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The Crown Initiative

This post is late in coming because, I had to get my words together. I wanted to make sure that I was completely honest and transparent, as is my way. I also wanted to make sure I conveyed the gravity of this project in a way that did not diminish my intention or its goal. Can we talk? As you know, I'm a Black womxn. I can add other labels to that description, but Black womxn is sufficient right now. Being a Black womxn is no easy task. And I don't have the time or space to write about what...

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Retribution

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Retribution

I’m going to be completely transparent here, because I love  y’all, and I believe with all my heart that right now, with all that’s going on, Black people need to be open, honest, and transparent about our feelings, so we can heal them and move forward, together.

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The Setup: a post for artrepreneurs about displays

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I've started this post 3 times now. I'll finish it this time, I promise. Today, I want to talk to you about setups. This post is meant for artrepreneurs and those who love us. Those people who volunteer their time to help us with an event. We love you, we honor you, we value you, we'll talk about y'all in another post. What we're talking about today is event setup. Specifically, my event setup. Why talk about this? Because this is a space for artrepreneurs to go and feel seen, heard and acknowledged. And yes, having a perfectly curated Instagram...

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