Updated: Jan 11, 2022
I'm a Black Woman and That's Enough
Why do some take flight and others are left on the ground creatively? I always look to the sky I and consider the birds. Soaring. Taking flight. Streaking across the open sky. Free. But every bird isn't meant to fly. There have been times I felt left on the ground...
"I felt like I was born with wings of a bird and built them into the strength of a phoenix"
Look at Penguins, Ostrich, Kiwis and Emu...none of them fly and yet hold important space in our ecosystem.
Being a Black Woman is a superpower in itself
Time spent not making art, doing shows, being anywhere important with the art spirit sent to me has felt like lost time and creativity. I realized I was not ever really meant to be a bird of flight that we could see in the sky. I am more imaginative, wild free and not of this world. I am more phoenix with bold, imagined wings lighting the sky. Other days I am Icarus with my made wings flying way to close to the sun. On any and all of these days I'm expressing my superpower because flight is always a given to Black Women.
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