I recently sat down with Stephanie Burns, Founder of The Business of My Art to talked about my new book From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood, domestic violence, healing and advice for artists wanting to tell their stories.
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Like many young women, Zoë Flowers found herself in a dangerous relationship. She ended the relationship but the experience motivated her to challenge rape culture and become a catalyst for change. And she discovered that magic happened when she started sharing her struggles and the journey to self-love. From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood is an intensely personal look at intimate partner violence and the road to healing. soul requirements.org
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This is one powerful video!!! The mantra that came to me while listening was,
“Nobody Owns Me.” ” I am Free to be The Person I Came Here To Be.”
Best with earphones! Please find a quiet place to sit while listening.
This, a Special Issue of TAYO Literary Magazine, ISSUE HERE in support of the #SayHerName movement, focuses exclusively on the lives of black women affected by their interactions with State sanctioned violence on the street.
In it, find salient vignettes from Jasmine Evans, a Hurston Wright Founding Members Award finalist in Fiction; fellow Co–Guest Editor rahdiyah ayobami, a critical essay from the Amanda Davis Prose finalist; gorgeously unrelenting poetry from Zoe Flowers, Tara Betts, Kira Allen, Melodic Rose; raw, brilliant, and visceral art from the interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, and performer Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle; and other black women writers raising their voices in cacophonic unison from across the nation. They write over the silence.
ONE OF THE PIECES IN THIS ISSUE
#Blacklivesmatter unless you’re queer or
trans or a sex worker #Blacklivesmatter
unless you’re a woman at the wrong place
at the wrong time in the wrong car in the wrong
neighborhood or alive #Blacklivesmatter unless
you’re a woman whose abused by a preacher
politician or police officer
Check out Chantal Maurice, Vesta Walker & Sherri Pullum in this excerpt from “Ashes”
Zoë Flowers is an author, poet, Reiki Master and seasoned domestic violence advocate and speaker. Her work can be found in Stand Our Ground; Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Dear Sister: Letters From Survivors of Sexual Assault and several online journals and magazines.
Dirty Laundry: Women of Color Speak up about Dating & Domestic Violence emerged from interviews Zoë conducted with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood (FA2AD) is a ChoreoDrama that uses monologues; poetry and vignettes to breathe life into the original stories shared in Dirty Laundry and includes new stories about racism, same sex violence, body image and the journey to self-love. Zoë wrote, produces, directs and acts in the powerful ensemble piece, which has had a number of successful performances across the country. For bookings contact Zoë@soulrequirements.org