Updated: Jan 11
Black Women Hold Up The Sky For One Another or H.U.T.S
I surround myself with women who are magic. Literally magic. How Can I say this? I can because sometimes just having the boldness to BE is magic enough. The women I have chosen to sit with me along this journey are varied in backgrounds but women who have garnered a level of love and respect beyond expression.
“I know Black women who have done the undoable with such grace that others forgot it was thought to be beyond accomplishment.”
I created antonym based on my experiences and interactions with other Black Women: H.U.T.S. Black Women Hold Up The Sky for one another. Some days I take my hands down and another woman keeps the heaviness of life from falling down on me. I do the same.
We Are the Space We Need
I have found that being surrounded other creatives, especially women, especially Black Women allow a freedom in me that I don't get anywhere else. Black Women always feel like home. Warm, intuitive, innovative and free... I've found that though we create tangible sacred spaces in kitchens over tea, in libraries surrounded by books, bedrooms fluffed with pillows and aromatic flowers, these are not the only sacred space. Black Women ARE the self contained sacred space carried within ourselves. I am not the sacrifice as the world would have me believe. I am the altar. Creativity is my offering.
The women I choose to surround myself with hold up the sky for one another and dare to dream dreams bigger than others can bear to hear. This is my selection TEAM for Kottavei Artist In Residence and they all bring a special perspective to the decision making process:
Kemiko Lawrence| CEO Kemboocha| Yoga Healer| Wife| Mother
Therez Fleetwood| CEO Therez Fleetwood Bridal| Costume Designer| Intimacy Expert| Author
Nailah Rain| Visual Artist| Dreamer| Youth Perspective
Kottavei| Visionary & Owner| Visual Artist| Author| Manifestor
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