I am a teastained woman, artist, and diarist.
I started Vagabroad Journals in June 2013 by accident but on purpose, to provide teastained women (aka Black women and other women of color) with journals that resonated with their souls and commanded them to not only document themselves but to change the course of their lives through self-narration; the creation of archives of handwritten books. I wanted to create work that got us excited to put ourselves into writing.
In all actuality, I was sleeping in a car with my mom and siblings when the Creator inspired me to take what was in my hands and use it to shift my passion for how valuable it is to document every season of our lives with journaling. It burned so hot within me to take the energy from going through events that brought tears to my eyes and turn it into something that could resonate in the lives of many many women.
I call what I do Dialogue Art: the use of stationery as a way to have a "dialogue" with teastained women all over the world to keep putting themselves in writing. The subjects of my work include heritage and genealogy, history, wisdom and gravity, the war of good versus evil along the journey, and our present decisions' impact on future generations.
The goal of my work since the beginning has been to change the imagery, message, and product offering to teastained women for our narratives while using stationery as a medium to share truth. Slowly but surely, I am building this world.
I do not make journals for weak teastained women.
I create for discerning, strong teastained women who are aware of themselves as multigenerational ecologies, critical of the system and working to depart from it, decalcifying their pineal glands, and cultivating a new narrative for themselves as wise matriarchs. I create for teastained women operating in futuristic perseverance and regal originality that has a whimsical flare. I create for women who don't flinch when truth speaks. I create for women who are protective of their minds and souls.
It's not just "journaling" when it comes to us.
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