It's Bigger Than All Of Us
IBTAOU, originally called Whole, reflects the work of 50 young mostly BIPOC artists from Scarborough. It's Bigger Than All of Us is an archive of notebook scans, poetry, written work, photographs and illustrations, from the very vulnerable transformative years of 2018-2019 as we actively moved through shadow work confronting fears and previously unseen traumas. This is the work of youth questioning what it means to be whole. This is the work of self-healing and empowerment. This is the work of re-storying ourselves, of reclaiming our power to stand in our truths, to tell our own stories (outside of the conditioning of colonialism, patriarchy and capitalism). To come home to earth, to spirit, and to the divine power within us all, cloaked in our humanness.
I'm so grateful to be sharing this work with my broader community <3. It's Bigger Than All Of Us is a Workbook / Ritual Object, 4 years in the making. An archive and reflection of many dear ones in my community in the process of uncovering their Wholeness; changing, deepening our listening to the sacred, honouring our body's intelligence. Working more intentionally with Spirit, reclaiming our sovereignty, and finding medicine in the shadows. Deeep alchemy work!
edited by Kristen Jordan Alaan Sison