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Edisto Island’s Hutchinson House

Such a joy to see today the preservation of one of the earliest African-American owned tracts of land near Point of Pines. Thank you to the Edisto Open Land Trust for making this happen. Open to the public! Makes my

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Row, Fishermen, Row. https://youtu.be/PDr0-Gv9jZc

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Charleston’s Place in the History of Memorial Day

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The Intriguing History of the Black Madonna

The following piece, published by BBC Culture, in 2018, feels beautifully relevant today in America, as we reel from the weight of a pandemic and of our history of racial injustice, now too public to ignore. Edisto Island, and the

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Myths about Slavery

Excellent writing today, click here: wapo.st/3bj6C6z “No, the Civil War didn’t end slavery, and the first Africans didn’t arrive in America in 1619. Only 8 percent of high school seniors can identify slavery as a central cause of the Civil

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Toni Morrison

“Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge,” she said. “It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability

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ForeMothers. Searching for Ancestors

“Oh Child Look within Find your ForeMothers Find them Find them” ― Malebo Sephodi Strong women ancestors. That is what I began with. The crux of my curiosity came to me while walking a labyrinth, outside, on a winter day in

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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