An Artist Gone Colour Blind: Always remember that art is not what you do, it is who you are!

To all those artistic parents out there who are overwhelmed with love, responsibility and self-discovery, please remember; Art is not what you do, it is who you are!

Colourblind

The Artist Gone Colour Blind

Some days the warrior hides

In these moments of untrained

Life

Idle eyes all of a sudden

Matter

The feminist voice is lost

In a whirlwind of hormones

Two heart beats under the skin

Of an artist gone

Colour blind

She pulls out her sword

Tangled it with memories

Fighting back against herself

7 thoughts on “An Artist Gone Colour Blind: Always remember that art is not what you do, it is who you are!

  1. I would have hung this on every wall in my house, when I left my job as an art director to raise my daughter, seventeen years ago. Beautiful and perfect. Thank you for sharing.
    AnnMarie

  2. From what I’ve read on your website, I don’t think you can identify as a feminist. It’s simply humiliating how you refuse to recognize women of colour and our sufferings. You blatantly deny us our experiences and do not stand with us, you are simply a white woman who’s trying to be quirky by giving yourself a nice title “feminist”. Stop. It’s embarrassing

    1. Rudy, I am sorry you felt the need to write that negative comment. You obviously didn’t read my article on my amazing friend Eveliene a woman of colour who is kicking some serious ass with her work running the only Haitian heritage museum out side of Haiti in Miami. Or the work I do telling the story of my Zimbabwe friend Ottillia who was murdered by her husband but went on to leave a legacy with her fight to educate women, not only in her community but across the globe. Don’t even get me started about the incredible Aboriginal women i know whos stories i could write for days and whos stories I hope to share here in the near future. What is embarrassing is how quick you are to judge another person’s fight for equality. Love and light on your journey.

    2. Rudy–I find it amazing that you would personally decide who or what someone is or isn’t. Cara stands up for people–she does not see race, gender, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic group….she sees individuals and she celebrates their heart, soul, and talent. I know if you met her, you would agree. She sees the light and shares it with all those who congregate around her. I personally hope she continues her journey because she has enlightened, inspired, and brought joy to so many. Read her book, you will see her struggles and may identify – we all have our struggles and everyone is different. I wish you grace in your important journey and that you may help, inspire, and the people in your life. Best wishes to you.

      1. Let me assure you that the word “feminis t” is not just a word my lovely friend Cara uses as a hash tag or catchphrase to make herself sound cool. To even identify as a feminist today is a vulnerable position where women are now shamed for being feminists because of the way in which some people have made feminism look. For as long as I have known Cara (I wctually met her through a Womens centre program about empowering women and females of all nationalities and ages to speak out) she has been an advocate for the rights of women AND men of all socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, and YES colour. However, even had she not done writings and documentaries on people of cour in particular, does that mean she doesn’t care about them or isn’t concerned with their rights and lives? Of course not. I think it’s quite sad that without reading very much, and commenting on a post specifically tailored at motherhood, feminism and artistry (not whiteness), you decided to shame Cara for not caring about black people. Get to know someone before you decide who they are.

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