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 Visionary Crew is a mentorship and fellowship program for four young Lumbee ladies. NVC assists them in developing skills and perspectives that result in an increased knowledge and sense of pride in their cultural identities. Through community arts programming, they become self-empowered to affect positive change in their own lives and in the world.
Writings, scribbles, plannings, musings, dimensions, streams of consciousness, where I’ve been, where I am going.