why do women
talk so much
when people speak of the world coming to an end
what would it be like if they were another?
Somali enduring famine
An Indigenous woman facing genocide upon colonial contact
An African kidnapped to far away
was it not the end of the world
when more than 100 million Indigenous people were exterminated?
Or was it the “New World”?
Whose world is ending?
“My Diego: Mirror of the night Your eyes green swords inside my flesh. waves between our hands. All of you in a space full of sounds — in the shade and in the light. You were called AUXOCHROME the one who captures color. I CHROMOPHORE — the one who gives color. You are all the combinations of numbers. life. My wish is to understand lines form shades movement. You fulfill and I receive. Your word travels the entirety of space and reaches my cells which are my stars then goes to yours which are my light.”
― Frida Kahlo
“Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain.”
― Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
freedom is knowing
you are free
or going uphill
to take it
it is knowing
it is right