A Daughter’s Cosmography

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NADIA MBONDE Artist’s Statement Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s A Daughter’s Geography, “A Daughter’s Cosmography,” is a series of nine pairings of poetry and photography that reflect on concepts of self-care, self-love, ritual, healing, daughtership, mothering and “the politics of the personal.” These ideas, which blur the boundary between theory and politics, reflect my interaction with Audre Lorde’s writings and poetry …

This Would Change Over Time: Archived Revisions of Black Arts and Feminisms

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CLARKE WHEELER I understand the possibility “to start a phrase with a word and end with a gesture” (“Why I had to Dance” in Lost in Language and Sound, p. 58) as not only a celebration of movement, but also a celebration of development. “A word,” idea, belief, or practice is not static, and can result in some kind of gesture of change and growth. While exploring …