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    A segment created for inclusion, resilience, and catharsis, "Our Stories" is where we can come to share stories and relate to the experiences that are within us all. We aim for this space to remain a venue of healing for both the storytellers and their audience.

    Returning Home — Vol. II

    I Gave Myself Space To Go Back…Pt. II

    Yetunde Olagbaju

    It is a slowed moment where our past, present, and future self are on this earthly plane.

    Returning Home — Vol. II

    Home Is Where My Bones Live

    Déjà Baptiste

    We can seek out a tribe of like minds and hearts in the now and recreate what was lost, in the present.

    Returning Home — Vol. I

    My Journey: Jamaica

    Mecca Williams

    As I hide under a soft cotton blanket from the vicious mosquitoes that attacked me the night before, it’s my first physical reminder I made it to Jamaica.

    Returning Home — Vol. I

    Reflective Confrontation

    Zainab Aliyu

    Dissecting the friction between dislocation and descent at the intersection of diaspora, identity and vulnerability.

    Returning Home — Vol. I

    SHE IS, SHE WAS, SHE

    Malikah McHerrin-Cobb

    This performance art piece defies what it means to know your identity. How do we get back to the basics of how we define women, and how do we build and create them?

    Returning Home — Vol. I

    Soul

    Quintessa Swindell

    Exploring the sense of vulnerability that ones faces as they transgress through different environments and spaces as well as highlighting the impact of these environments upon the individual.

    Returning Home — Vol. I

    Black Grls

    Chinasa Porter

    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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    Transcending Time

    “Transcending Time” is a voyage into a future where Black identity is unfettered by a predetermined architecture. It is a visualization exercise exploring the texture, pattern, sound and rhythm of Black possibility. Who do we become when healing from trauma is decentralized? We are creating a ceremony of self-authorization. We are giving ourselves permission to reimagine what was, what is and what can be.

    Our Stories(3)

    Events (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. i — Celestial Hues

    Resident DJ: Sunny Cheeba

    vol. ii — Phoenix Rising

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    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.

    Our Stories (2)

    Events (1)

    Conversations (1)

    Community (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    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.

    Our Stories(3)

    Events (7)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Transcending Time
    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home