This documentary is so timely. Not because of the two celebrity suicides last week, but because. A year ago it would have been timely. A decade ago. Four hundred years ago when our ancestors jumped to their deaths instead of existing in bondage. I think about daily stressors for Black people, (which is a very […]Read more "WTFIMH?"
Read more about how and why this short film was created here GabrielleTesfaye.com ❤ I do not own rights to this film; no copyright infringement intended.Read more "The Water Will Carry Us Home: Poetry in Motion"
By Jailyn Gladney “And when great souls die… Our senses, restored, never To be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They Existed. We can be. Be and be Better. For they existed.” When Great Trees Fall by Maya Angelou In my earliest memories of my mother she is standing at the stove with a… Show […]Read more "Black women loving Black women: On the rituals that sustain community — RaceBaitR"
True story. What painful truths have you learned being a Black woman? ❤Read more "10 Learned Behaviors of a Black Girl"
Why is it always about race?? she asks with feigned innocence. Again. My eye twitches. I give a half smirk, half scowl and search the ceiling for answers and strength. God? Forgive me as I wet my full lips to prepare to drop this informational bomb: Have you heard A Seat at the Table? The […]Read more "why is it always about race? : a gist"
A month and some change into 2018 and I’m back at it with another art share. I plan to keep it up, ya’ll! You’re welcome 😉 Artist Statement: My art makes social commentary about black life and black identity. I explore all aspects of black life in America from the nostalgic reverence of small town, […]Read more "Bright Black: an art share"