You thought you were too far away to participate in a performance process going on in NYC, well you were wrong.Calling all sistas who got something to say about blackness, womanness and artistic process. For more information visit www.imanotaproject.wordpress.com.
Please answer the questions below in any form you choose: a poem, letter, story, list, sketch, dance, meal, outfit or what ever!
Then send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a bio and picture or yourself and what you created.
Please note if you want your ideas to be kept private, just let me know and I will honor your wishes
So here is the assignment:
As the Gumbo Yaya Sistre transition into thinking about our personal narratives of healing and spirituality, I would like to extend this process around awareness, identification, and literary production to all the sistas who come in contact with this email.
-please complete the questionnaire below
choose one of the following prompts and engage with it in your own way-
-a letter written to yourself as an infant
-a letter written to yourself as an elder
-an interview between you and a sista younger or older than you.
Please answer the following prompts-
-what does it mean to be a black woman to you? do you identify yourself as a black woman?
-what is black women’s art? is this important to identify? should art be universal?
-what does it mean to be an artist to you? do you identify yourself as an artist?
-what does womanism mean to you? do you identify yourself as womanist?
-if you could ask your mother one question about her journey as a black woman or artist, womanist, or spiritualist, what would you ask her?
-if you could ask your daughter or future daughter about her journey as a black woman or artist, womanst, or spiritualist, what would you ask her?
-is there anything that gets in the way of your process as a black woman artist womanist spiritualist?
-is there anything that supports your process as a black woman artist womanist spiritualist?
-what does an artistic process look like to/for you? do you have an artistic process?
-what comprises a womanist artistic process? is there such a process? should we (we being black women cultural producers) be concerned with this process?
Life and Peace,