woman horizontal | exhuming the empath

inspired by the indigenous navajo creatix spiderwoman, woman horizontal is a close-to-the-heart project that has held different shapes over many years. still an emerging work-in-process, below is one piece from my “pilgrimage of verse, image, and sound.”   in sanctuary, in pulp woven + pressed then printed, i found her waiting for me she sang me in…

healing wisdom: on the embodiment of peace

“For a number of years, I believed God would finally and dramatically intervene on earth, initiating a worldwide reign of peace and justice. I no longer believe that. My Quaker morality will not permit me to assign to God the work of peace that rightly belongs to us… Jesus and other great spiritual teachers provide…

for us + spirit

under a dark moon we gave ourselves the gifts of Time and Space — an immersion in the experience of self from the nothingness arose storm and shadow with steadied hearts and swords unsheathed we eased forward pulled away the veil of disappointments, longing, fear and peered into sorrow until pinholes of hope pricked tears from our eyes on…

spirit. human. black woman.

V shared a personal revelation — she had come into an awareness of her magnitude and design as a spirit/soul human/body black + woman in that precise order. how necessary to acknowledge being so much bigger than this body and to cherish the fleeting human life span of a woman of hue and shape of undeniable…