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!
Root Journal Publication
Barbara Neely Fellowship
Arts Connect International Ripple Award
Scribe Video Center and Independence Public Media Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.
Noyes Museum of Art
50 in 50: Letters to Our Daughters Publication
Black Female Photographers Publication
Sadsbury Friends Community Award
Sundance Film Institute Short Story Challenge Grand Prize
Mind Media Independence, Philadelphia Stories 7
Asian Arts Initiative Honorarium
Philadelphia Activity Fund Grant
2006, 2018, 2020
Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant