A collection of thoughts that deconstruct Yvonne’s artistic visions for holistic wellbeing, and of her claiming her voice and space as a soft-spoken love listener
A short narrative based off of the writer’s constant struggle in terms of their self identity and their hatred for this question.
A personal essay on the various aspects of the power of black sisterhood.
A letter and reading by Oyinda.
“Decolonization is a movement that can instill a sense of confidence back into our ancestral ways, and ultimately our people. Decolonizing is our right to dissent, as an act of self-preservation.”
“I want the movements of my body to tell a story, each limb being a volume.”
“Sometimes I just want to lay naked next to a lover. Sometimes I want to sleep alone. It is important to recognize that I also need to learn how to receive a “no.” I don’t want any of my sexual partners to operate under the assumption that their body belongs to me.”
I want my body to belong to me and not to a God. I want to feel what I want without guilt tapping on my right shoulder. I want to be held, and to be kissed without Christianity lingering in my thoughts.”
“As human beings we all need security, love, and social belonging. We all want to belong and receive love from others but at the same time we should want healthy, fulfilling, and satisfying love.”
“It’s all implied when you choose to separate yourself from a tradition. It stops you from looking inside and asking yourself if this actually what you want. Sometimes tradition is buried so deep within you, you see no other option as viable.”