2020 was a year of pain, anger, fear and complete uncertainty.
We spent our time trying to protect our loved ones, feeling disconnected from our communities, grieving loss, mourning what once was and collectively standing up for the basic human rights of all that breathe life on this earth.
I believe 2021 must be a year of transformation and liberation.
It must be a time where Black women, in particular, tend to their inner wounds and practice radical self-care.
Okuku (an Igbo word - my Nigerian tribe) is symbolic for creating new soil and planting seeds of love and compassion for one’s self. This story ventures into the path of nurturing the narratives of Black women choosing self-care and wellbeing in a time of global turbulence and chaos.