Alice Walker is known throughout the world as not only a great writer but an activist and a woman who shares the inner turmoil and outer struggles of her life. Readers admire her ability to bare her heart and soul, but to also speak out about the world as she sees it, often becoming a catalyst for change.
In the folds of your dress
your holy garment
I bury my head
Smelling the sweet fragrance of your love
My little hands hidden in the layers of fabric
I try to be consumed and folded into your dress
I want to disappear into your being-ness
I pull up a fold and surround myself with silken fabric
Soft and giving, silky and strong
It is dark like your skin
and in these folds I can imagine
All the world is well and
I hear your soothing voice
speaking words of grace-filled wisdom
For Alice Walker Mama’s Chickens Sitting with her chickens she contemplates their work and their rest her beingness blessed by their beingness holding one golden eyed golden red feathered hen in her arms another one flies up perches on the knee of her cotton dress then settles in to nap her straw sunhat providing shade…
After everything has been said that can be said, Where are the words to create the future? From what rib shall we be pulled by God to create something all together new? Tired of old bones, old stories and pre-prescribed reconciliation for sins committed before we were even a twinkling strand of DNA in God’s…
Starting with a tea party and silent auction opening at 1:30, followed by live music and Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Palm of Her Hand founder, introducing Alice Walker at 3pm. Hear from Kwomboka Okari, the founder of Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation about her work in Kenya. Then, hear poetry from Alice’s forthcoming book, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing and some Q & A. Followed by dancing in the aisles listening to the music of Lavender Grace. Sound like a good time!? YA! And if you would like, there are limited number of openings to an afterparty and artist’s reception at Electric Rose Gallery, where you can meet Alice and Kwomboka and eat cake and champagne.
My prayer is that this kind of collaboration, intentional creativity paired with positive media and educational programs, will further the revolution toward honor and dignity for women and girls, and indeed, all people. Palm of Her Hand leads with a focus on women’s work because we know that when a mother honors herself, her children are more likely to honor her, as well as themselves, others, and the whole planet.
I get to enter a conversation in some cosmic way, with you. If you were here I would want to know, how you are feeling about the world right now. How your plans are working out. How our economy and it’s blessings and challenges are changing how you live. I would ask you about your loved ones. Who is happy and who is not doing so good. I would want to know, most of all, about your heart. And what you are doing to nurture it.