Women and nature are strongly interlinked. We share many similarities with plants and flowers. We are beautiful and soft but also resilient and able to adapt to our surroundings. Nature is vital to our growth and development both physically and mentally. We need the warmth of the sun and the guidance of the moon as a light to help us. Sometimes we feel helpless but we forget that the universe is always in motion, the sun still rises in the morning and the moon falls at night, and we are always moving forward, and that's quite magical.
Nature shapes us and moulds our development throughout life. If my thoughts are cloudy, i'll go outside and I usually feel at peace. We don't look up at the sky anymore, it's nice to stop and appreciate the beauty that is all around us and within ourselves too.
Queen of the flowers
Angel in nature
United with the elements
Knowing your value, your beauty, your power and your strength is always the best and the sweetest revolution
A burning red sun
Growing towards the sun
Two Angels in nature
Back to nature
The more in touch with nature we are, the more we become a part of it
Growing towards the sun, towards greatness
A collection of my favourite film/media in illustrated form.
I draw inspiration from many places, one of them being film, which has shaped me throughout my childhood and teenage years, and in my artwork as a visual artist. Some of my favourite films have amazing female leads that inspired me to be bold and confident as an artist and as a woman.
Léon: The Professional
"Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?"
"Always like this."
"I'm a black woman, okay?
I deserve respect!"
"Why do we feel it's neccesary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?"
A collection of artworks featuring girls in groups.
Women supporting women is the best kind of love because we all reap the benefits and blessings that come with such beautiful relationships. When we collaborate with each other we combine our talents and our minds and we grow together. I hope we can be there for other girls, to think positively of other women, to help one another to reach our goals.
Celebrating each other for our differences and insights can forge great pathways to creativity and positive light.
You can't sit with us
Safe with us
keep the family close
Cranes in the sky
Black girl magic
Cranes in the sky
Women in music
United in a shared sisterhood, we are unafraid to face our fears, in a world that doesn't cater for us or understand our struggle, we forge our own path.
Malcolm X once said:
"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom."
-Malcolm X, 1965
There is no freedom without peace. No justice without solidarity.
Sometimes revolution starts from within, from a shift in perspective, when we see ourselves and all of our potential we become indestructible.
Tash and Cody
A sisterly bond
Sisters in faith
Still trying to be zen (禪 )
The term Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 (Chan) which traces its roots to the Indian practice of "meditation".
I like to think of the word zen as a representation of a complete state of focus and peace between body and mind. Your body is your temple. It has nothing to do with the perception of others. The way the world sees you should be the way you see yourself: As a part of nature and as a contribution to the universe. This involves moving away from illusion so we are able to see things for what they are, not as our negative thoughts usually distort.
The beauty of life is in the moment and the memories that we experience and create. This collection is a reminder to be patient, with time, and with your future. With every lesson we learn, we become stronger versions of ourselves and the power within us is able to manifest into something truly captivating.
...still trying to be zen
"And I say to myself: A moon will rise from my darkness."
- Mahmoud Darwish
.وأَقول لنفسِي: سَيطلعُ مِن عَتْمَتِي قَمَر
A final word
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
-Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
""You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom." -Malcolm X, 1965
Your light will attract beauty and grace but also things that will try to dim it. Guard your space, protect your energy and always stay aware.
Graceful as the light of the moon or the softness of a rose
Maintaining the illusion
Everything seems perfect from far away
The beauty of a rose lies in its resilience
Your body is your temple and your home, so decorate it.
Rising from the flames
Watch it burn, let it die
How do you pick roses?
Sharpen your knife, harden your heart...
A collection of portraits.
The things that make us unique should be celebrated. We all have our flaws and our originalities that mark us from the crowd, and make us who we are. The way in which others see us is very different to our own mirror image and perception. We were made in the image of the divine creator, we are made out of light and beauty so that is the way we should view ourselves.