it’s been 3 years since i’ve released the heart trilogy. i debated about putting out another project because being indie is not easy. i went back home to new orleans and realized how much this city has shaped me into the woman i am and how much i missed the girl i was before the industry shit. New Orleans has been so much more than just a city for me. I will never forget the day she was ripped from us and we lost everything in one day. Our city has made us strong. I survived this industry, assault, misogyny, racism, colorism, homelessness, and so much more because we were taught to be warriors like the black indians in our family before us. to dance and sing through our pain.
so here is a small project about what it means to be a ninth ward girl from jonlee before the industry shit.
special thanks to chief montana and the washitaw nation for making this hand sewn mardi gras indian crown especially for this project.
out everywhere Jan 25.