VALKYRIE OF THE DIASPORA

Centuries of oppression and rebellion—of pain and joy—eddy in the waters of time—pregnant with generations of our blood memories…

Valkyrie choose the slain in combat—they choose whose blood flows to extinction and whose lives are spared…

Black women carry the weight of our struggle in their bones—with marrow communicating routes of escape for the enslaved and for the incarcerated…

The valkyrie of our diaspora are seers and sorceresses…

They dilate time to give us the opportunity we need to sow the potent seeds of presence, resilience, and spiritual surrender—the opening we need to rise in revolution…

Our valkyrie channel the energy of ancestors who bless our movement and its warrior queens…

Black women helped to lead the revolution that brought liberation to Haiti…

Black women were crucial in forging the Underground Railroad…

Black women are pillars of fire in our present uprising against police terror and systemic anti-blackness…

They sculpt the sensual and the erotic–invoking pleasure as an instrument in our struggle…

Black valkyrie anticipate the gnarled and cybernetic battlefields of our future…

Valkyrie of the diaspora are a sacred pantheon rooted in our yearning for justice, freedom, and liberation…

The first Image is by Naiima Lovechild >> @NaiimaLove on IG >> the second was shared by @tchaiko

–BYPO PHOENIX c)2021

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