Last week, I was on my way home and I passed a woman on her guitar. I had seen her several times before. Some people might look at her with pity but they would be rudely mistaken, she is brave to uncompromisingly chase after what sets her soul on fire.
Something told me to pause and talk with her. And I learned that she had once had a desk job but had left it behind to pursue her passion for music. She told me about her past hurts, her faith, and gave me advice about love. We even geeked out over the fact we shared the exact same birthday. This woman is a badass pisces.
She reminded me that creativity is invitation to play outside of our four walls. Women of color everyday release the magic inside of them through song, dance, art, poetry and forms of expression that we can't even put into words.
Sherry, captures the world through a camera lens, telling stories.
Damali, rises early with a by any means necessary approach to her writing.
Ashley's poetry is fire, scathing and powerful.
Whatever gifts you have, share them. Do not hold back your creativity its the only thing that breaths life. Creativity makes bearable the world we are in hopes of a newer world still to be created.