Women's art & Photography
re-Education & community
Arte Y Fotografía de Mujeres
Re-Educación Y Comunidad
From the creator of / creadora de
INARU means WOMAN
Various languages were spoken by the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Having strong cultural and comercial relations with North, South and Central Native Americans, Native Caribbeans are most accurately described as multilingual. One of the various voices recorded is INARU, which was also an exclusive word to the women's language in Dominica.
Regrettably named TAINO by archaeologist and anthropologist that viewed those peoples greeting Columbus in 1492 as extinct, our native ancestors were the first to experience the genocide of colonization. But we are still here. Over 500 years of biological and cultural mixing happening in the wombs of countless native women. As the poet Elizabeth Acevedo beautifully expresses "We are the unforeseen children."
In honor of all the warrior women of this earth
My name is LilianA
I am from Cupey, Borikén (Puerto Rico). My life has taken me on many travels, but the further I wander, the stronger the bond grows between myself and my ancient mother, my island, my home. Following my heart deeper into the study of what makes my family and island unique, I've focused my attention on drawing inspiration from our deepest roots, those of our native ancestors. BORIKÉN has inspired my ART, my WRITING, my approach to women's PHOTOGRAPHY, my YOGA/MOVEMENT/MEDITATION practice, and my CULTURAL reeducation.
My hope is to explore deeper meaning and connection to my homeland through art, movement, writing, and reeducation.
Bibi Atabey Daka Naboria Bibi Borikén Daka Naboria
Mother Earth, I am your servant. Mother Borikén, I am your servant.
Madre Tierra, soy tu servidora. Madre Borikén, soy tu servidora.