Clemons is a multimedia
artist, designer, and activist born in Washington D.C and based in
Charlottesville, Virginia. Playing with both the traditional and
unconventional, Clemons creates paintings on wood and fabric, wearable art and
fashion design. Her work confronts interpersonal and intersectional concepts
and provides commentary on the historic political, and social trauma of people
of color and its effect on shaping identity.
You can learn more about Sahara on her website
and can follow her on Instagram: @sgcoriginals
January’s Theme is
A promise is doing something “because I said I would.” Promises can come in all shades, depths, and forms: appointments, acts of kindness, creating and quitting habits, agreements, and resolutions. Thanks to life’s unpredictability, we make and break them all the time.
But what is the value and impact of being individuals of our word?
In the Albanian culture, the word “Besa” means a code of honor and faithfulness. It exceeds the meaning of merely keeping a promise, thus becoming mythologized in its divinity as a solemn oath.
Promises that are made and kept are exchanges of power
We invite you to make and keep one promise to yourself and one promise to others this year. When applied towards positive impact, even the smallest fulfilled promises can create meaningful ripples of change.