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    Returning Home

    — vol. ii



    The phenomenon of what we experience over many moments during this lifetime and the next.

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    Visual · May 27, 2018

    Lenina in the 4est



    "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -Lao Tzu





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    Anaka

    I am firstly an Artkivist: a journalist, filmmaker and photographer documenting artists and their creative processes for archival purposes. I seek to preserve how Spirit is ever-present within art. I focus on two specific ways Spirit is evoked in art: first, how Spirit and Ritual are a part of the creation process; and second, how colonization continues to oppress the Black artist experience throughout the African diaspora.

    I am here to document Indigenous art forms before they are erased; and to illustrate how new art forms are inspired by the struggles of oppression. I am here to help elevate our community of oppressed artists around the African diaspora whose art creates literal healing and deserves to be documented properly from a Black healer's perspective. As forms of therapy and public art I perform meditational movement; I am also a collage street artist and I am passionate about music. All of these interests mix together in order to reveal my path to Ascension.



    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.

    Disconnecting to Reconnect

    The Black Girl Magik collective supports each member in her healing journeys through our annual self-care break. During this time we disconnect from social media to the capacity our programming allows, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. Additionally, we take this time to re-engage with the mission of the collective and to return the root of what it means to organize and build collectively. We are now considering what this self-care break can look like when we invite transparency into our restoration process, and engage our community through physical programming.

    The main goal of our residency with Powrplnt is to provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing and to define self-care on their terms. We aim to: 1) conjure the capacity to center the resilience of women of color; 2) provide resources for women of color to engage in restoration and healing with us, and to define self-care on their terms; 3) host programming, open studios and discussions for and with the community.

    Healing is a journey and we are honoring this journey as a collective by disconnecting from social media, the internet and other distractions to further reconnect with ourselves. We invite you to join us and can’t wait to share how you can meet us IRL.

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    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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    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

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    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

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    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    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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    Resident DJ: Poetic

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    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home