No one is louder than a bigot these days. It's hard to love yourself, love your skin over the sound of all the hate that's being incubated and cultivated to do away with people like you (in this case me). When I hear about and experience the universal racism post-colonial society has created I wonder if we'll ever catch a break, or will there always be this hate of black skin...beautiful frighteningly vibrant black skin. I don't get it...sometimes I feel despair, but never for too long. This bead embroidery, inspired by Kenyan beadwork (named the Maasai Necklace), is all the way from Russia. Her beadwork reminds me that our contribution, artistically and culturally is being appreciated somewhere in the world, by someone who is unaffected by the powerful spin we're force-fed day in and day out.