“If we elevate the women, we elevate the family–then we can all transform and birth a new world,” are the words spoken by Queen Afua over the grainy, bluesy, almost holographic footage of dancing bodies in FKA Twigs’ new short film. Directed by the surrealist creative Ivar Wigan, “We are the womxn” follows Twigs’ travels to last year’s Atlanta Afropunk festival and documents her collaboration with healer and spiritual leader Queen Afua as they hosted a moon dance in celebration of sacred womxn.
Twigs later led them on a journey to Atlanta’s first black strip club, Blue Flame where they danced for each other all night all night long, wrapped up in love and safety. “Being able to birth nights like these makes me so grateful to be an artist,” the semi-reclusive, totally magnetic songwriter/vocalist shared on IG.
The project is a transcending and other-worldly experience for the viewer. It’s a powerful, moving display of women enjoying their bodies, enjoying embodiment, and the display is just for them. Haven’t watched it yet? We’ve got you covered.
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