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Growing a little black body in white soil is like asking the sun to rain.

 

“Growing a little black body in white soil is like asking the sun to rain. I remember as a child always feeling wrong in my black body and longing just to be right. I still write my music for that little girl. I celebrate her, I mourn with her, and I believe in her.”

 

“I believe people are hungry for new visions of themselves-something authentic, raw, flawed and ultimately, beautiful. I think people are ready for a revolution, and it begins in self.”

 

“I’m simple. Like you and you, I want to be seen and in seeing, loved. So what to do but wipe off the mirror?”

 

“I've dealt with trauma and depression most of my life-the things that have inspired me to heal have always met me where I've been. I see my music as a map of sorts-guiding listeners to themselves and revealing the love that's always been there.”

 

“Black women raised, protected and saved me. I am indebted to the plight of lifting us, fighting for us and seeing us.”

 

“There is healing available in the midst of pain. Love that can be found within.”

 

- ASTU