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    Transcending Time — Vol. II

    Affirmations for my Existence

    Zainab Aliyu

    I am the manifestation of my mother's dream for this nation.

    Transcending Time — Vol. I

    Daddy, baby, ghost

    Arit Emmanuela Etukudo

    A collection of self-portraits that illustrate the possibility of the black female body being placed in positions of divinity and power without backlash.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. II

    How I Used Food to Reclaim Pleasure

    Ellesse Garvin

    Food now serves as a recovery tool for me to address and release my feminine shame, insecurities, sexual trauma, and guilt.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. II

    It Begins From Within

    Jakia Fuller

    As black women, our sexual power and sensuality is narrated as not belonging to us, that others are responsible for our pleasure and it is taboo for us to embrace it.

    Reclaiming Pleasure — Vol. I

    Natural in Nature

    Nora Rosenberg

    It is one thing to learn love for your body with disregard for other’s opinions, but to also feel that confidence in a sexual context, when you want to be desired by another, can be extremely difficult and a lifelong process.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Dreams + Discoveries in Johannesburg

    Diamon Fisher

    A photo series that will take you on a color quest; South Africa possesses so much resistance, creativity, power and overall beauty.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Black Sand Series

    Laura Alston

    Visual narratives and landscapes within Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenada.

    Returning Home — Vol. III

    Pride

    Antoinette Brock

    Women are the pillars of Maasai culture, and without them, little to anything would get done. Similarly, in a lion pride, the female lioness does much of the work only to endure a life of tirelessness and much heartache that is inherent in the structure of the pride.

    Returning Home — Vol. II

    Lenina in the 4est

    Anaka

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

    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.

    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 (2)

    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