Rev Love Notes

The Revolutionary Love Note series is about heartbreak and self-love. Whereas the Palabra Series dealt with those figures that influenced my political consciousness and activism, the Rev Love Notes honor those who helped me heal. The vision for this series is just that, to remind others that we all go through this pain and that it can be a time for self-reflection and affirmation. As the series has progressed, I’ve realized that it is following in the creative practice of figures like Frida Kahlo and Nina Simone – they didn’t hide their sadness, instead they were vulnerable and allowed others to see inside. To me that is incredibly radical and brave. In activist spaces you often come up against a lot of hostility for those who dare to be soft. Healing ourselves, especially those of us who are often told we’re unlovable, is as radical as it gets for me.