ⴷⵉⵯⵉⵏⴻ ⴼⴻⵎⵉⵏⵉⵏⴻ (Divine Feminine), The Homecoming

Today, I'm overflowing with a profound sense of gratitude, one that transcends borders and spans generations. Being selected to display my work in the nation of my ancestors holds a significance that words can scarcely capture. It's not just a triumph; it's a poignant reminder of the enduring bond I share with the roots of my heritage.

This image is a preview of Divine Feminine from Lucky Star, a VR experience piece that will be on display in Nairobi, Kenya during Nairobi Design Week.

To be born in another country and feel culturally orphaned, yet to have the privilege of tracing my lineage back to points in time with some certainty, is a journey of discovery that has enriched my soul in ways I never imagined.  It was not without anxiety and decades of dead ends, and being dissuaded. Each step taken in pursuit of understanding my ancestry has been a testament to the resilience, strength, and beauty of the culture that flows through my veins.

Winning selection for exhibit is more than just a personal victory; it's a homecoming of sorts, a moment of profound connection with the land that bore my ancestors and shaped the essence of who I am today. It's a celebration of the countless stories, traditions, and dreams that have been passed down through generations, weaving a tapestry of identity that is as intricate as it is resilient I have yet to learn and understand.

As I reflect, I am reminded of the power of connection – the connection to our past, our present, and our future. It is a reminder that no matter where life may take us, our roots will always anchor us, grounding us in the rich tapestry of our heritage.

To everyone who has supported me on this journey, who has cheered me on from near and far, I extend my deepest gratitude. Your belief in me has fueled my determination and strengthened my resolve. Together, we have bridged the gap between worlds, forging bonds that transcend distance and time.

With a heart full of gratitude and a spirit uplifted by the echoes of my ancestors, I step forward into the future, guided by the light of my heritage and fueled by the love of those who came before me.

Thank you, for welcoming me home.


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