Today the universe and the earth open wide arms and welcome the body of my dear friend, wrap her in comforting acceptance and enfold all her deep exhalations: pain, loss, joy, frustrations, delight, fierceness, gentleness, laughter, sensuality, and love. There, in my dance training and career, and in my training and early career as a scholar, our friendship straddled nations – crossing many big and small waters. You have now crossed your final river.

Rest, Sweet Leonora. Rest. You have done Good work! And, always with your whole heart! Thank you for your exquisite presence in this realm!!

Published by: Dream Without Borders

Artist| Scientist| Creative Entrepreneur| Activist: working at intersections of arts, health, healing, and activism, my practice focuses on the performance and performative articulations of vulnerable bodies, exploring and examining expressions of identity and belonging. I hold particular interest in the lives and aspirations of the African Diaspora/Black Atlantic in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Categories Black History and Me, Critical Joy/Ecstatic Reasoning