Day 362

Hopeful Burning: Inspired by Jesmyn Ward’s Quote “I burn, and I hope.” Ink on paper Just over one year ago “The Fire This Time”, a collection of essays and poems edited by author Jesmyn Ward, lit a fire within me. A fire kindled with just five words, “I burn, and I hope.” Just over one…

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Day 346

Organic Interbeing: Inspired by bell hooks’ Quote “interbeing and interdependency as the organic relationship of all living things” Ink on paper When I first read bell hook’s writing, her words slipped past my fingers as the pages turned, her words seeped into me.  Eleven words in hooks’ book “The Will to Change” reminded me that…

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Day 293

In Responce to Fear: Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s Quote “The thing to do is to grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.” Ink on paper A year ago, I first met Zora Neale Hurston tucked away on a bookshelf. Their Eyes Were Watching God stared at me, making me…

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Day 231

Learning to Stand: Inspired by Sarah Grimké’s Quote Which Begins “But I ask no favors for my sex.” Ink on paper “But I ask no favors for my sex. I surrender not our claim to equality. All I ask of our brethren is, that they will take their feet from off our necks, and permit…

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