My Mamas An Ancestor

Always been super intuitive, but my intuition could’ve never prepared me for losing my mother. She was the first human being to ever break my entire soul and heal it at the same time. ⁣
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Next month marks 12 years since she’s been my ancestor. Found out from city hall that I will be installing my art exhibit at Amtrak on the very day the medical examiner called to tell me they found her. I was all shaken up about it, at first, yet realized the inherent blessing it is. How she likely helped to orchestrate the decision lol! ⁣

I will honor her legacy that day as I do everyday by continuing to build mine, instead of grieving her death. We always had a deeply spiritual bond even through the abuse and turmoil and nothing has ever been able to stop that. As we reach toward each other always. Thank you mommy! ⁣2nd 📷 Circa 1997

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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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This healing taste different

Thank you ancestors for giving me signs and symptoms of what a healthy way of being feels like. It’s changing how I move. Filters what I allow in. This healing tastes different. Ashe-O

—TheeAmazingGrace

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#afrikanface #afrofuture #ancestors #blacklove #girlrillavintage #healingplace #iameverythingatonce  #manifestation #mendewoman #roothealer #sierraleone #softer #theeamazinggrace #westafrican #wiseriver

This Side of the Moon: A Visit From Sunflower

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I’m Sunflowers sista. And he’s my ancestor. Holds space on my alter and in my heart. ⁣

We talk mostly in my dreams. Told him I want to partner with the most loving spirit this side of the moon.⁣

He said, Oh! That spirit. Bitch, they here lol! He told me to open my heart and be patient. I cried and laughed at the same time as he disappeared over that damn ford stream crossing. ❤️🙏🏾⁣

—TheeAmazingGrace

⁣#afrikanface #blacklove #calmcenter #girlrillavintage #healing #iameverythingatonce #iloveyou #imsunflowerssista #manifestlove #mendewoman #mybrotherskeeper #rip #roothealer #sierraleone #sunflower #theeamazinggrace #westafrican

Incantation

The incantation is upon you.⁣

—Love⁣

—TheeAmazingGrace

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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