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    Returning Home

    — vol. i



    A deep look into influencers of our identities and how we define ourselves for ourselves.

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    Video · May 5, 2018

    Black Grls



    This short is a sweet bit of medicine for Black women and girls who are in need of a reminder of their sacredness.

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    As told by

    Chinasa Porter

    Chinasa Porter is an Oakland raised, Paris based design student, performative/written storyteller and community activist. Her activism and art both exist solely to inspire and uplift young people to look beyond the lens of colonialism and fear into a larger understanding of who they are and where they came from through both spiritual and performative practices. How do we use the vast knowledge of our elders and ancestors as tools for liberation? Chinasa is the co-founder of WombinRising, an online and offline platform that aims to inspire young people to express their creative power and heal generational wounds through various forms of art and activism.



    This story is part of Returning Home, a theme that the Black Girl Magik collective explored and invited the community to investigate with us through a practice of communal healing and coalition building.

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

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    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

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