I chose Alala, actually she, goddess of the war cry, chose me. She’s in my blood.
I reached out to photographer, Jen Toole, after I’d seen her shoot with a couple other friends of mine, and she sent me the list of Greek Goddesses that she still had to shoot, and Alala was the first that resonated. I hesitated because, I feel like I always have my mouth open screaming fiercely, but I spent some time researching and she fit – she, her spirit is in my blood. She has been with me my whole life, but in different names. She is my mother, grandmothers, aunts, sister, and on and on, she is my ancestral lineage, so why would I deny her space in my body?
So here we are, preparing for battle.
makeup by Beth Cox // shoulder epaulettes by Aunt Funky’s Closet
Lookout for the book, The Goddess Array, coming soon. For more information: jennifertoole.com
Sooooo, I’m THE WEAVER in an oracle deck called THE THREADS OF FATE ORACLE – it’s a beautiful, diverse and inclusive deck that will be released soon! And check it, you can pre-order the deck, CLICK on the picture above.
I can’t wait to get mine!
Mes Guerriers! Vous m’avez manqué!! Mais je revieeeens!! // My Warriors! I’ve missed you! But I’m coming baaaack!!
02.11 – Champagnat – La Naute
03.11 – Bourgoin Jailleu – Les Abattoirs
07.11 – Cleon – La Traverse
09.11 – Le Mans – BeBop Festival
10.11 – Quimper – Novomax
16.11 – Amiens – Cité Carter
dessin // drawing: Isa Le Tonquèze
graphique // graphic: Wolf J
here’s a lil something I wrote for A.Side about what #BettyDavis means to me —
because I’m still high on that show from over a week ago and she’s still on repeat
oooooh Atlanta, I’m coming (first time playing ATL!!! 😱), and can’t wait to get all up in you. Catch me at Afropunk ATL! See you sooooon.
Green Stage. Saturday October 13. 6:45pm.
“I ain’t nothin but a nasty gal now hey hey
I said you said I was a bitch now
Didn’t ya didn’t ya
You said I was a witch now
I’m gonna tell them why I’m gonna tell
You used to love it ooh to ride my broom honey…”
Aside from my mother, this womxn inspires me to the core for her fearlessness, sexuality and rawness in her music. Earlier this year, I made a trip down to Pittsburgh to catch the premiere in Betty’s hometown. I was deeply moved by her story, her sacrifices and equally her contribution and bravery to be Betty in the face of what the industry wanted her to be. Excited to take in the documentary again and so honoured to join Betty’s original band FUNKHOUSE for a special performance after the film with some other badasses Ammoye, Shakura Saida, Mamalia, Nicky Lawrence, plus special guest my sister Jessica Care Moor along with djs Sean Sax & General Eclectics + hosts Wan Luv & Kwame Younge — this is gonna be a funkin’ night!! ⌁⌁
#BettyDavis #TheySayImDifferent #BettyDavisToronto #DaughtersOfBetty
DON”T MISS THIS EVENT – OCTOBER 2nd
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy. I’m heading to New York, to share the stage with ANGELA DAVIS and NONA HENDRYX! Very excited!
Sunday (8/26) at Afropunk I will be joining some badasses of rock to perform in the BlackWomenRockLegacy Brooklyn PowerJam celebrating Black Women in rock & punk — slaying The Green Stage at 5:45pm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So if you have tickets (cause it’s SOLD OUT) you should be there, cause you will want to witness the #BlackWomanMagic of Angela Davis, Nona Hendryx, Toshi Reagon, Kat Dyson, Jessica Care Moore, Militia Vox, Kimberly Nichole, Sophia Urista, NOVA TWINS, Helga Davis, Ki Ki Hawkins, Ganessa James, Felicia M Collins & more!
HERstory right there. Fuukkk, I love my life.