On Harriet

27170270-C65B-482F-9D95-C12BDA09205DObservation on Harriet: After seeing @harrietfilm tonight I liked how @kasi_lemmons attempted to portray mama Harriets acalades toward her revolutionary fight to freedom-something I’m most proud. I cried with joy and pride seeing her in action and imagining my ancestors in the same fight. Also, I was pleased with @cynthiaerivo performance being Nigerian west Afrikan born in England. Also, how I kept seeing @the.sleepngiant face in her face—Y’all likely kinfolk sis lol! Cause after all we all Afrikans scattered all over this place. ⁣

Aside, I do wonder how much of the movie was fact and fiction. And despite how good the freedom fight felt I left troubled. Witnessing the brutal killings of two black folks on screen while racist whites were unscathed, spared, and even comforted by the enslaved Afrikans was unsettling to me.⁣

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I wish Kasi had gone deeper or made more of a statement that wasn’t necessarily a “safe one” to appease white audiences, but one that warranted vigilante justice in retaliation for such unimaginable horror that the slave owner put her and her family through. It would’ve been REVOLUTIONARY AS PHUCK, for mama Harriet to blow his racist ass away on screen when she had the chance. To me it would’ve showed the duality of her undying love for God along with her undying desire to free our people by any means. Especially since history tells us how she wouldn’t think twice about turning her gun on our own people that got in her way, so killing a racist should’ve required no thought.

—TheeAmazingGrace

#afrikanface #aramentaross #harriet #harriettubman #harriettubmanmovie #freedomfighter #girlrillavintage #givemwlibertyorgivemedeath #kasilemmons #mytwocents #revolutionaryaction

 

Araminta Ross

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Ancestor tones. Anticipating what truth the movie will bring. Rest on mama Harriet! She reminds us, “I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.” ⁣

And we don’t have to stay disadvantaged. We grew up. 🖤⁣

#afrikanface #ancestors #aramintaross #blackhistoryisworldhistory #blacklivesmatter #blackwomenbelike #freedomfighter #girlrillavintage #givemelibertyorgivemedeath #groundbreaking #harriettubman #iconic #revolutionary #wiseowl #respectyourelders #theeamazinggrace #tubman

Power Moves

Thinking of freedom. Knowing that it’s mine. It’s me. It’s part of my power. No matter how it shows up. To be free is a gift. Internal wisdom. Children of Obatala. Coded language inside our DNA. It’s our souls song. ⁣

We have to teach ourselves to remember, divination, even when it feels dead. Our power is really only laying dormant. We all lose sight of our power sometimes. This is me returning to mine. Shout out to @tinyandbrave for sharing a dance with me to this dope ass song, Azucar by Los Hecheros, so strong last night! ❤️⁣

#afrikanface #azucar #dancetokeepfromcrying #eternalflame #freedomfighter #girlrillavintage #gift #grooving #internalprocess #locs #loshecheros #mende #merengue #mondaymood #obatala #orishas #powermoves #sierraleone #theeamazinggrace #westafrican

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Thinking of freedom. Knowing that it's mine. It’s me. It’s part of my power. No matter how it shows up. To be free is a gift. Internal wisdom. Children of Obatala. Coded language inside our DNA. It’s our souls song. ⁣ ⁣ We have to teach ourselves to remember, divination, even when it feels dead. Our power is really only laying dormant. We all lose sight of our power sometimes. This is me returning to mine. Shout out to @tinyandbrave for sharing a dance with me to this DOPE ass song, Azucar by @los_hacheros so strong last night! ❤️⁣ ⁣ #afrikanface #azucar #dancetokeepfromcrying #eternalflame #freedomfighter #girlrillavintage #gift #grooving #imeverythingatonce #internalprocess #locs #loshecheros #mende #merengue #mondaymood #obatala #orishas #powermoves #sierraleone #theeamazinggrace #westafrican

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Ay Planet Mars, A Healing Taking Place!

Ay planet Mars, see how my heart softens just beneath the breast bone? How my breaths have grown deeper? Feel all the love shining through my skin and hair? How my curves and lines take their time? How choosy the pose? How that pink vintage held my breasts longer than any suitors? How vulnerable is watching cause vulnerable is me? How I manifest what I need and it shows me kindness? How vivid the dreams. Root healer. Won’t she do it? A healing taking place. ⁣

❤️ TheeAmazingGrace

#afrikanface #blacklove #calmcenter #deepperspective #girlrillavintage #hadthatbrasincemiddleschool #iameverythingatonce #iloveyou #manifestlove #mendewoman #nofilter #roothealer

Happy 38th Solar Ascension David

You knew your flame would burn fast that’s why you kept me on my toes and so close to your heart. Happy 38th solar ascension to you David. Trust you’re learning more than everything and receiving all my love out their in the cosmos! ⁣

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#afrikanface #alter #ancestors #birthdaycake #brotherlove #girlrillavintage #imsunflowerssista #leoseason #mendepeople #mybrotherskeeper #restinlove #solarsoon #sunflower #westafrican #westphilly #723

Ode to Darfur: I move for Sudan

Today I celebrate my brothers legacy. He reminded me before he ascended that I should leave my legacy of Grace before I go. Thank you little bro for that burning reminder.⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣I digress…⁣⁣

⁣⁣⁣⁣Met a beautiful group of Sudanese Afrikan refugees today. They shared stories of the home they left behind, happy times, culture, language now plagued with oppression, genocide, violence. I move for Darfur. I resist for Darfur. Sending healing through dance to uplift in spirit and body. For ancestors songs! ⁣

⁣In love and respect,

Gracie

#afrikanface #bethepower #blacklivesmatter #blackhistoryisworldhistory #darfur #girlrillavintage #IAmSudanTheRevolution ⁣#resist #sudan #sudanesecrisis #sudanuprising ⁣#theeamazinggrace