The Unlikely Muse

I don’t know how I’ll make the switch from wanting to be the inspiration to then demanding to be inspired. On the other end of things- I’m afraid I’ll find myself too fickle, too cold, flippant and uninterested. My form is that of the muse. Seeking artists of words, art, history, science, and philosophy. But […]

Ma’at

Truth, justice, harmony, and balance. We all seek it in various ways. Perhaps through the most sound logic that our thoughts can produce, through the feelings in our gut that urge us to make not just any choice, but the right one, or through the tugging of our hearts- a feeling that grasps us from […]

Goddesses & Flowers

April, 2018 I’m convinced that if beauty can be found in it, there is a goddess dedicated to it. In springtime, we are surrounded by youth, love, and light. Fertility symbols and flowers bearing fruit. I Imagine taking a bite of the first fruit from my father’s plum tree and the juice dripping from my lips […]

Quote From: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

“Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman’s womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic […]

Rati

Becoming Rati One thing I love most about Goddess Cosplay is having a variety. A variety of colors and stories and a diverse series allowing me to highlight the beauty of different cultures and more. When deciding that I should do a series on a Hindu Goddess, and I came across Rati, the Goddess of […]

Yemaya

Oh, Yemaya, Goddess of the Sea,With utmost respect, I bow before Thee.Admiring thy power, thy energy,I wish upon thy sacred, healing waters, to one day, be set free.Governing the moon, childbirth and all female cycles,Coming, going and resting, in between.Alive in every breath within me,The Alma Matar of every single African teen.Oh joyful Queen of […]

Cinderella

“When spoils are high, predation is present, and time goes on without a proper intervention, violence increasingly is woven into the fabric of life. Violence becomes normal, and thus stable. Peace, then, becomes like violence, threatening to rip the fabric apart and destroy the very nature of being for many. It is not whether people […]

The story of Lilith

Lilith

Ninlil The story of Lilith. A Goddess, a demon, a succubus, and above all else, a woman. A defiant one. If you idealize Lilith, you idealize this defiance. It is her defining trait in Judaism and is reflected in Christianity as the woman that wouldn’t lie beneath Adam. The first wife. “In modern mythology, Lilith […]

Aja & Aya

aja and aya

“… but let the dawn, Aya, your dear bride, remind you always, and when day is done give him to the watchman of the night to keep him from harm.” –The Epic of Gilgamesh Aja Aja is a West African Goddess that dwells in the forest, heals with the powers of herbs, and passes her bounty of […]

Lady Justice | Themis and Nemesis

“Nemesis is the Goddess of retribution and indignation. She is inescapable, seeking justice and revenge. Her name means to give what is due, and unlike Themis, Nemesis has sight.” Themis When I chose to portray Themis, I chose someone that was decidedly not Oshun from last month’s Cosplay. She is not a goddess that represents […]