"i am such a proud mama :) today officially marks the day that my work is being studied at the university of connecticut, as part of the syllabus for the class : gender and globalization : an approach to global configurations taught by (the ridiculously fly) professor caryl nunez. to be in the company of/ on a syllabus which includes audre lorde and bell hooks, is an honor i can not even begin to explain. i am humbled, and grateful, blessed, and nourished by this experience. to know that i have written from my soul, and it has been received in such a way, is simply incredible. i just wanted to share the joy, loves, because i feel when i am heard, the ancestors are heard, and we are heard as the varied and amazing people we are :)))"
Artist: Monir Farmanfarmaian
"The mirror mosaics reflect many fragments of the world around them, assembling a constructed identity, a life composed of memories, individually disjointed, but beautiful in their overall effect, held in balance by the act of composition. Monir’s compositions, while externally bound and limited, open inwardly to the infinite, underlining the timeless and infinite quality of Islamic geometric concepts."
Afro Columbian woman performing at the annual drum festival in San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia
“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.”
“If you want to find me, you will find me among people. I come from ordinary people; to find me look among ordinary people. I will meet you there.” Abdul Sattar Edhi
These Birds Walk by Bassam Tariq. The trailer looks gorgeous. Looking forward to the documentary.
Blue mosque? Hagia Sophia?