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27 to 31 Joy : Headwraps and Fabrics

I live for a good head adornment! My most basic and possibly most beloved kind of head adornment is a head wrap. I do love my hats and fascinators but there is something truly special about taking a simple everyday item, a piece of flat fabric, and elevating it to the extravagant. Each time that I wrap my head I’m creating a site specific installation, transforming the landscape of my body into an exhibition space for this sculptural practice that lives in my blood.

The process feels like communion, like and affirmation. Every part of it fills me with joy.

I am inviting you to support my joy by gifting me a piece of cloth that I can use to wrap my head. Want to make it even more special? Gift me something that has already lived and been loved through a few lives. Something from your fabric stash. Something from a thrift store, vintage place, or consignment shop. Something that you’ve been holding onto but never use and want to go to a good home. Give me something preloved that will support stemming the rising tide of textile waste created by fast fashion and consumerism. More on that later.

*For my birthday this year I’m asking you to celebrate with me by supporting my joy, my work and my communities. Each day I’ll be sharing one simple thing that you can do to support me in each of these areas.

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