artist + writer + filmmaker

Ima black woman from the south whose work twerks at the intersection of blackness, womanhood, and southerness. Ive been serving cornbread since the 90s.

Baby Hair + Hot Sauce = Embrace What They Ain’t

I love being a southern black woman. I am honored to be able to share the accomplishments of two Southern black women that I admire, Beyonce Knowles Carter and Fannie Lou Hamer.

Watch my TEDx talk, if the spirit moves you, comment, like and share on YouTube.

The South is situated as a universal and global benchmark of how to take what society says is backward, slow, or regressive and change the narrative. The global recognition of two Southern black women, Beyonce Knowles Carter and Fannie Lou Hammer, has helped diversify the South’s narrative by illustrating how their unapologetic ownership of their identity as southern black women has solidified their place in history as global icons for freedom of expression, social justice, and activism. Let these women’s stories inspire you to embrace what you ain’t supposed to and see how free you can be, chile.