As part of our ongoing efforts to build more connections among SWAN organizers worldwide, WomenArts arranged for U.S. author/activist Deborah Santana to meet with the SWAN Day Kenya organizers in Nairobi.
She has written a special guest blog for us about her meeting with Kenyan poets, actors, visual artists, musicians, sculptors, and film and television producers. Fourteen women and two men sat together around a table with her, sipping sweet chai while discussing the arts in Kenya and the lack of opportunities for women artists.
Santana writes: “These women are activists, mothers, sisters, and givers of themselves so that the blessings of their souls, through their art, can right the imbalance of the world. They send images and music into the universe of yearning.”