my only niece
today & always
i celebrate you
all that you’ve become
all that you are
i celebrate the great woman you are destined to be
#InternationalWomensDay #Roots #BlackIsBold
#Roots #BlackFutureMonth #BlackIsBold
your roots flow infinite
angels still sing your name
and here on earth
we carry your words in our hearts:
I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I’ve known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
#BlackIsBold #Roots #TheNegroSpeaksOfRivers #ForMrLangstonHughes
remember your roots
they are located
joy and pride.
#BlackIsBold #MyChicagoRootsAreShowing #ForMLK
#Roots – deeper depths, expansive growth.
Excavating my roots: this is the core of why i began creating work through D UNDERBELLY. i sought to understand culturally who i was. my blackness, my queerness. my ability. i recognize that these “roots” are rich and fertile. they are also massive and weighted. with tenderness, i will cultivate them. allow each one of them to grow deeper into the earth. through time, effort and sustenance – like the tree roots vividly captured by photographer Paul Cannon – they will intertwine, reach out, and form a strong foundation. in union with others, they will ascend and thrive.