Celebrate the Spirit of Everyday Women During Women’s Month
That Makes Us All LEADing Women
Las Caras Lindas celebrates the brilliance that makes us all LEADing women!
Thanks to all who came out to support us! We welcome you to the LCL family!
All proceeds support the 2012 LCL Youth LEAD Institute
Thank you to the Women Made Gallery, community artists who donated their work, Tov & Miguel for their performances and
Duelo de Princesas for all of their work helping young girls on their journey!
We believe that those who come to LCL come for a reason. We are grateful for those friends and family, old and new, who continue to support our vision to liberate the next generation of women. We celebrate and honor your strengths and talents and look forward to working together to define ourselves as women.
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Move, Sista, Move
Tov Black, Author
…when you hear the drums,
And your waist will follow,
Your hips, then your thighs, as well as your knees,
Down to your calves,
Til’ it finally reaches the soles of your feet.
You see it knows.
It knows that the beating of the drum is as familiar to the soul as oxygen is to the lung.
You cannot deny your body that-
You cannot take away from it what has always been,
Carefullyplaced before your verybirth,
The drumming of your mother’s very heart, being the first.
So move, My sister – Move!
Allow your spirit to dance.
Allow your arms to transform into wings,
Soar so high above humanity that it is only
YOU, and the STARS, and the MOON.
Raise your arms up, as to praise him.
Fling them out to your sides, as to propel yourself forward.
As you stride forward, then back,
Tap the ball of each foot to the ground twice,
Paying homage to the past and this precious gift we now have called present.
Now move! Sista, Move!
I suspect the only thing that got our ancestors through –
When their body’s were weary,
Their feet all bloodied and severely pained,
Their minds and spirits drained –
The only thing that carried them,
Was the sound –
The pounding of the drums.
God collaborated with Mother Earth and the Universe,
And must have sent them from a far.
During these dark times of so much deception, violence,
hatred, and war,
May the beating of the drum carry you now –
And Move, My sista, Move!!