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    tran-scending time transcending time

    — vol. ii



    As healers, we acknowledge that the present state in which we live is only limited by this particular moment.

    on
    Present

    Written · March 26, 2019

    reflections on being a Young Black Human thus far



    1

    openness; as in the ability to unveil
    yourself and aid in the process of others’ openness
    doesn’t come easy,
    but must exist for us
    too

    2

    it’s cool to think about a physical
    community full of every dope poc i’ve
    encountered
    side note: how do we create
    communities that excite us?

    3

    the blackness & the womanness
    crack, bleed, and dry together

    4

    art just seems more radical when it’s coming from us
    but maybe that’s because
    art,
    as a definitive subject with its critical
    categories, was never created by or for
    us
    art was always just part of existing

    5

    some people love you for you and
    some people love you for your hair

    6

    there could be many versions of me,
    so here’s one

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    As told by

    Savannah Turner

    Savannah Turner is a Black womyn based in Brooklyn. She loves blackness, mixed media, dismantling traditional public education structures, and lots of communal food experiences.



    This story is part of Transcending Time, 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.

    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.

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    “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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