"The heart of this country's break makes for a textured entry point for curating Black motherhood.  A rich layered legacy that has yet to be fully exposed so I wrestle with revealing myself even to myself. When you are bred by law and persecution in the midst of pain becomes a badge of honor bring us the bread and roses becomes a battle cry.  Every piece of my being is peppered with it.  I have a dark, soul wrenching, heartbreaking, yet somehow breathtakingly beautiful love affair with the south.   For better or worse, it is my home, my anchor.  Although I have drifted the lighthouse of my heart always guides me back.  I honor the blood shed here that built this land.  The blood reached to the highest office in this land and flows to the to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.  The blood that gives me strength from day to day, it will never lose its power." -Bible Belt Black: A Biomythography, TEDxTalk          

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