We come from country talk, soul food and hip hop; from Sunday School, homemade tattoos and row homes. We come from culture class, eagle feathers, stories about knife fights told on stoops and laughter in the street. We come from Baltimore and North Carolina. Inspired by kinship traced through generations and the “meanness” that makes us all cousins and mutual protectors; We Are Exquisite.
The Native American After School Art Program (NAASAP) unites Native American youth and assists them in developing skills and perspectives that result in an increased knowledge and sense of pride in their cultural identity. Through community arts programming, youth become self-empowered to effect positive change in their own lives and in the Native American community of Baltimore.
Writings, scribbles, plannings, musings, dimensions, streams of consciousness, where I’ve been, where I am going.