Lunar

Lunar Crescent lipsBetween hipsCreative energyFlowing, shifting, evolvingAs the seasons goIn sync with the tidal flowCalmer lightLess intensePure and beautifulCalm and peacefulKeeping secrets of the darkest hoursA time to heal and reclaim powerWith every phase and eclipseThe power of lips is magnifiedThe light hypnotizesMagic is createdNew reality is shapedWith more curvesAnd less words       …

Featured Painting: “Naked”

About 3 months ago, I had a dream that this massive storm was over Dallas. I saw debris flying and flashes of downtown. Fast forward to June 9th and that dream became a reality when me and my kids were caught in this storm leaving the craft store. Hail was falling from the sky, lightning …

Featured Painting: “Agony”

Agony: Extreme physical or mental suffering I painted this a few days after I painted Visions of Freedom . This was during a trying time for me. This was also my first day of “Sober September” when I made a conscious decision to let go of a habit that didn’t serve me anymore. It was …

Featured Painting: Visions of Freedom

This piece was inspired by the visions and dreams that I was having about my daughter, Freedom, back in August before she was conceived as well as the visions and dreams that I had of freedom in the literal sense too during that time. It was a time of intense healing and divine transformation. The …

I AM Mother Earth

I am Mother Earth  Skin smoothly Resembling the dirt  Salt of the land  Slick as sand  Soil thrown   Strength is born  From the dust I emerge  Admire these features  Imperfect symmetry  The laziness in my left eye  Reminds me to embrace my creativity  Slanted eyes that see truth  Small ears  Yet still I hear Spirit  …

Healing Trauma Through Art: Meet Kaia Tyus

Kaia Tyus is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She currently resides in Plano, Texas where she attends Richardson High School. Kaia is a member of the award winning Dallas Youth Poets Slam Team. One of the team’s most recent achievements includes winning top 12 in the annual international youth competition, Brave New Voices. Aside from performing …

Damn Drugs

I wrote this poem almost 2 years ago from a place of anger. I was angry seeing how drugs have and continue to destroy our communities. I was even angrier with the people in my life that use and how their actions effected me and those around them. This poem chilled in my notebook. Out …

Who Do You Think You Are?

Psalms 82:6 “I have said, “You are gods, you are all children of the Most High” When you know exactly who you are You know exactly who you are not Nothing that anyone says Can shake you at your core Simply because you know who you are -The Book of Corinthian

The God in You

Mental detoxification Deprogram indoctrination Unlearn false information Physical elimination Increase hydration Consume more vegetation Spiritual purification Chakra calibration Resulting in liberation To awaken the God in you -The Book of Corinthian

What if God is a Woman?

I didn’t know what love was Until I knew who God was I use to think that He Was this big harsh man Holding a book staring down from above But what if God is a woman? I believe that He is Not in the literal sense There is the masculine and the feminine Universal laws of …

Not On That Couch

When we begin to have honest and uncomfortable conversations regarding mental health we can heal individually and collectively. Until then mental health remains a taboo subject as I have commonly seen it in the black community. Until then we are left to guess and wonder about the matter much less normalize healing.

Divine She

If the future is black And the future is female Does that mean that I’m it? The future? Or does that mean That there’s some of that In each of us? The feminine has been suppressed Since way back whenever If we heal that energy We can all be better Oh but the future is …

Postpartum Gratitude

Feature Painting: “Grateful Hearts” Poetry: Postpartum Gratitude I am more than a mom Although I love being one My role does not define me But it enhances who I am at my core I am grateful for this responsibility And the experience in itself As I pour into my children May I continue to evolve …

Can I Be Honest?

Featured Painting: “Rage”   Can I Be Honest?   I feel everything so deeply right now I just want to cry My emotions are raging I want to eat a full meal Without stuffing my face I want x amount of sleep I want silence I want peace I don’t want to be touched right now …

Deeper Appreciation

Featured Painting: “Sacral Power” Poetry: “Deeper Appreciation” I love my stretch marks I grew a human I love these extra rolls They keeping me warm My iron is low these days anyway Baby on the boob Sometimes sleep takes Precedence over food But I love it Corinthian Elizabeth “All Gifts in Love” The Book of Corinthian …

Emerging

Featured Painting: “Depression” Emerging Wallowing in a deep dark sea At the hands of my oppressor I was under six feet Doing the most Reaping the lesser Feet kicking at this pavement A victim of my own enslavement Would this be the end of me My demise maybe Any possibility to swim up To the …

Be True, Be Free

Don’t hold emotions in When you want to scream Don’t hold back tears When you want to cry Don’t nod yes When you want to ask why That creates resistance In the instant That you express yourself truthfully You are able to be free Corinthian Elizabeth “All Gifts in Love” The Book of Corinthian Featured …

I’m Not Perfect

I use to want to be perfect Failure was my biggest fear I’d cower at the thought of being transparent Believing that my flaws would depict Me as being insincere I use to want to be perfect Always putting on the good face Masking all of my pain Doing so in good faith I use …

Panic

Featured Painting: “Panic” Poetry: “Paranoia” Everyone’s out to get me Everyone’s watching me Everyone’s waiting to see What I’ll do next Everyone’s thinking about me Including my ex Everyone is mad at me Everyone points the blame Everyone doubts I’m sane   Corinthian Elizabeth “All Gifts in Love” The Book of Corinthian

Dead End

Featured Painting: “Fears” Poetry: “Dead End” Where did this desire to control come from? When did my ego come and take over? How could I get big headed And forget my Source? Why am I talking so much That I can’t hear my voice? Corinthian Elizabeth “All Gifts in Love”, The Book of Corinthian

Thoughts of the Anxious

I should be a better person I should be a complete woman I should be further in my career I should me more than an organ donor I should already be accomplished I should be closer to God I should be in better shape I should eat healthier I should have a clear face I …

Poetry Series #2 “After the Pain Comes Power”

Flow Healing is a journey There is no end Knowledge is infinite Without beginning Wisdom continues Everything comes full circle That is the flow of life Painting titled “Healing” Beautiful Chaos I’d think Spirit is abstract too As somehow all messes in my life End up being beautiful Pain creates strength Ignorance births wisdom Each event …

Poetry Series #1 “Purpose In the Pain”

Stepping Stones  What if you could fast forward to the end   And see that every tear, every failure, every disappointment  Was all worth it?  Would you believe that each twist and turn  Yields a lesson to be learned?  Would you believe that every set back  Is merely a stepping stone?  If you saw all that has to take place   Would you keep on keeping on?  Along the …