Songs My Mother Never Got to Sing to Me
a work from the Leeds Arts University APP Commission 2022
Songs My Mother Never Got to Sing to Me explores stories of the black uterus through fabric and clay. The work, inspired by personal events, looks at the prevalence of uterine fibroids in Black women and the tendency to have their symptoms ignored for so long that only severe options such as hysterectomies are available. The work looks for a place of healing and wonders how we can be gentle with this pain and uses the clay and fabric to explore the past, present and a future healed mythology of generational trauma.