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Soles of Black Women was a walking art experience that paid homage to W.E.B. Dubois and his book Souls of Black Folks.

Walking art is not new, but it is an artistic space that very few Black people are in. With a background in Public Health and a PhD in Art Education, Dr. Omni found this space to be Divinely perfect to create conversations around nature, inter/intra-connectedness, and Black Joy.

To closely mirror the 14 essays in Dubois’ book, Dr. Omni identified nine volunteers who agreed to let her photograph and video this one-on-one, intimate moment of rest and sun witnessing. The images captured served as a visual narrative about the importance of rest and the healing properties of nature.

Upon completion of the filming, select volunteers participated in a research study about the experience. The study, #CapeBreak: The Reverse Engineering of the Strong Black Woman Phenomena, featured four Black women and lasted four months. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, enjoy the short film…