WORK | She Is
This Sunday I presented a short piece that I was commissioned to write for a Sunday morning service.
Attending Bedford Baptist Church has been a nice shift for our little family. To attend a church in our own community is new for us and we love how connected it is making us feel.
'She Is', in my mind, an attempt to capture the life stages of women and present them with varying degrees of perspective. It's easy to look at youth, middle aged and senior and leave it at that. But what happens when we truly look at a woman in each stage at all angles?
In this little piece I attempted at showing the varying depths of a woman. I was blessed to have five women stand as representation while leaving an empty chair representing the indigenous women who have been missing figuratively and literally from our societal conversation.
Even after presenting this, it is not lost on me that I could only present a limited amount of angles on women and there were and still are so many more I could have touched on.
This piece has me meditating on that depth that is seen and unseen. We are programmed to see something in others because we personally decide that is what we are seeing based on our own life experiences. But there is always more. More we don't know, can't know and won't know unless we get closer and ask each other, spark conversation and dare to get more intimate with one another. Relationship with eachother, especially as women is, I believe, the main way we find solidarity and peace within ourselves.