& to the thousand flowers: bloom

On Wednesday, January 17th, I had the great privilege of opening for Patrisse Cullors & asha bandele on the D.C. leg of their “When they Call You a Terrorist: Book Tour.”

To asha: from one Brooklyn soul to another, thank you for seeing me. Thank you for saying it like it is. Thank you for calling us out & holding us accountable. Thank you for the flame.

To Patrisse: thank you for holding space. Thank you for reminding us. Thank you for your breath and all of your steps. Thank you for your compassion and dismantling.

& to the thousand flowers: bloom.

 

Copyright Smithsonian Institution, photos by Leah Jones of LLJ Photography.