I believe the duality of life as a woman is to constantly hold space for many truths and experiences. The paintings are a reflection of women that share varying degrees of vibrancy, grace and conviction. 


Creator of the Muse, Arbate Asmara and Angels in Flight collections

Lady Sefora

materials: canvas + acrylic 


Photos of paintings taken by the incredible Doug (Instagram: @dougcupidphoto)

About The Collections:


Moon marked and touched by sun   

my magic is unwritten

but when the sea turns back

it will leave my shape behind.   

I seek no favor

untouched by blood

unrelenting as the curse of love   

permanent as my errors

or my pride

I do not mix

love with pity

nor hate with scorn

and if you would know me

look into the entrails of Uranus   

where the restless oceans pound.


A Woman Speaks

by Audre Lorde



Cradle of mankind
baobab of the soul,
in your savannahs
and sacred forests
death dances.

You hear the echo, the scream
of the mother
who delivers diamonds
and receives armored tanks.

O dying land,
that for decades
has met the elders,
the elders who keep
the ancestral treasures.

When will dawn break
for generous
Mother Africa?

Mother Africa

by Ribka Sibhatu






won't you celebrate with me

what i have shaped into

a kind of life? i had no model.

born in Babylon

both nonwhite and woman

what did i see to be except myself?

i made it up

here on this bridge between

starshine and clay,

my one hand holding tight

my other hand; come celebrate

with me that everyday

something has tried to kill me

and has failed.


Won’t You Celebrate With Me

by Lucille Clifton