Kimberly M. Harmon
Kimberly M. Harmon is a multidisciplinary artist, mother, healer, spiritual life coach, educator, activist, and founder of Machete Mama. Her visual, written, and Spirit work focuses on Ancestor and Orisha communication, dream interpretation, holistic wellness, sociocultural anthropology, and spiritual restorative justice.
Studies of E. Brilliance:
Spirit. Water. Sound.
Kimberly M. Harmon
I believe in (r)evolutionary freedom for Black People, worldwide, in the Spirit, the Mind, the
Emotions, and the Body. I believe in my role as a Mother and a Medium. I believe in the cutting
away, the Healing Balm, and the ritualizing of balance.
I believe in the Egun(Ancestors), the Orisha and the Dreamtime and the ways in which They
speak a Word and turn a stone, particularly when I give thanks, pay attention, listen with my
Whole Self, and do the work.
I believe in reminding others of the ways in which they may do the same.
My work, no matter the medium, is a reflective amalgamation of all of this, of going within and
without. It is the space between the Spiritual and physical realms, the here and the there.
It is the root and the ritual.
It is Spiritual restitution.
Kimberly M. Harmon’s visual work has been extensively exhibited in various solo and group shows and in private collections, including that of Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress. Kimberly is a graduate student at DePaul University where she has designed a program focusing on the utilization of traditional African ancestral ritualistic healing modalities and the arts for affecting transformative change throughout the African diaspora. She is often a guest lecturer and workshop facilitator at various Chicago area institutions
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