Black women who write in their native tongue.
Poetry is the language of knowing. It begins in your gut, igniting intuition. For a woman—especially, a woman of color—her words dance along the pages in a rhythm that reunites her truth from the spaces that fade in-between. Poetry is also her prayers and tears that reverberate the blurred words that most don’t know to listen to. My heart-work addresses the ritualized fragmentation of black women into caricatures—in order to call back their bodies, black women must both write and [re]mythologize the story of their bodies. I use my artistic license to intentionally write and engage with voices using the language of poetry—honoring its’ epistemology of healing and transformation.
Photography by: Anne Hoilman