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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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    Self

    Visual · April 29, 2018

    Soul



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    This video and photo series is dedicated to and explores the sense of vulnerability that ones face as they transgress through different environments and spaces as well as highlighting the impact of these environments upon the individual. Every environment we seemingly place ourselves within has a newly found aroma of living in a way completely foreign. Due to the immediacy of acclimation and adaptation that one may endure in an attempt to survive and grow, the intuition within ourselves begins to prosper, become tested as we re-build ourselves up, and as we seek to survive. As I began to travel I lost so many of the people closest to me and that gave way to the largest portion of my life dedicated to isolation, but without those moments alone I wouldn't have figured out what was most precious to me and what needed to accomplish solely for myself and not the satisfaction of others around me. This series lightly touches upon movement and the freedom of movement in a particular space such as Joshua Tree, CA (where we filmed and shot). As I began to travel and adopt a philosophy from many of my teachers, guides, and friends, I began to understand that we are here to discover and to expand every inch of our essence. To do that very thing, Is the practice of life, the practice of self-forgiveness, and self-love. We must do that unapologetically.

    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

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    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