Confessions 

Activists. Storytellers. Filmmakers.

Women are born divine, conjuring, loving, mystical and magical beings. Songs have been sung, beautiful poems written and wars fought in the hopes of capturing their hearts. In the tender space between bubble gum and Barbie, transitioning to high heels and red rouge, women, have learned to pack parts of ourselves into small spaces. Moonbeams and Holy Water is a space were women can come together and unpack themselves and fully unfold, nurturing those sacred places kept packed away so long they have lost their names.  This gathering creates a rhythm that causes the dust to rise and the ground to cry out.  Women carry this song in their bones. It will be art they birth. This art will be created from memory; an inheritance and sacred passage into womanhood. 

Moonbeams and Holy Water is the alchemy of art and healing. It is the poetic and photographic journey of traditions, cultures, rights of passage and milestones. The  project is a series of prose and photographs created to address invisible wounds and to challenge racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and to celebrate being women. 

Moonbeams and Holy Water is bridge work to validating feelings which are deeply suppressed, that others have encouraged women to deny so that a part of one's humanness is left silenced in main stream media.

Moonbeams and Holy Water is an ever evolving project. This process of questioning mainstream cultural beliefs while shifting the lens of perceptions of power and privilege and the dynamics associated with justice, equality, accountability and joy.

We are pleased to announce on January 4, 2021, the e-book and paperback "Machetes are forged in Soft Rivers" is available on Amazon kindle, Amazon Books and at Harriett's Bookshop. We will also be launching the podcast "Moonbeams" March 10,  2021. I hope you will join us!

Awards

      

2021

MVICW Authorship

Root Journal Publication

Barbara Neely Fellowship

Arts Connect International Ripple Award

2020

@30 AMP

Scribe Video Center and Independence Public Media Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.

 

2019

 Noyes Museum of Art

50 in 50: Letters to Our Daughters Publication

Black Female Photographers Publication

2015

Sadsbury Friends Community Award

2014

Sundance Film Institute Short Story Challenge Grand Prize

2012

MoFilm/AT&T

2009

Mind Media Independence, Philadelphia Stories 7

2008

Asian Arts Initiative Honorarium

2007, 2013

Philadelphia Activity Fund Grant

2006, 2018, 2020

Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant