We

0CABCCFD-689E-49B5-8C75-86E30872B500.jpeg

the power of she

a steady drum

beat upon beat

hit, yet alive

pushing to thrive

live

be alive

we are oprah, , we are michelle obama, we are beyonce, we are shonda rhymes, we are lupita nyong’o

we are her excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, we are Winnie Mandela, we are Buchi Emecheta, we are Ama Ata Aidoo

We are the revolutionaries of our time

We, black women,

pillars 

A20FF028-EF8C-4AF4-9ADB-7C04342C6C82.jpeg

mountains

shakers

support and steady

breaking yet standing

building and growing 


transcending time space and power


to be

we are the futures we sew so faithfully into

vested in us, worlds of hope

imaginings to be


we

photography by Justin Ragolia