Beyond Safety, painting by Dr. Semerit Strachan

While we might feel small, separate, and all alone, our people have never been more tightly tethered. The question’s not if we will weather this unknown, but how we will weather the unknown together.
-The Miracle of Morning by Amanda Gorman

About The Festival

A Message from our Sacred ECHOES of the Well Sisterhood

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MUSEA Intentional Creativity Museum, in conjunction with our Sacred ECHOES of the Well membership – a Woman of Color sisterhood, hosted a two-day festival entitled Echoes of Your Sacred Well. This Festival was hosted by Elders Lauren Adorno-Weatherford and Semerit Strachan – the leaders of our Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color Circle since March 2020, and Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Executive Director of MUSEA Intentional Creativity Foundation.

This experience will featured 12 teachings from 12 different women of color who expressed how they use Intentional Creativity to reach the depths of their being to cultivate culture, heritage, and connection with their Ancestors. These women use art as an exercise in consciousness to support their choice to live a sovereign existence in a world that attempts to force upon them a foreign way of being.

We invite you to enjoy this intentional look at Ethnicity, Culture, Heritage, Oneness, and Everlasting Sisterhood (ECHOES).

What is in your well? How do you access what is in your well?

How do you fill it up?

Bringing the ECHOES of the Sacred Well within you

to the surface.

Festival Media

Opening, Interviews with the Presenters, and Closing

This overview of the ECHOES of Your Sacred Well Festival is provided to allow you to learn more about the powHER-packed Festival, which spanned two days. You are invited to witness each Presenters’ gifts as they prepare to share their teachings.

Overview - Day One

Originally recorded May 6, 2023

Overview - Day Two

Originally recorded May 7, 2023

Festival Presentations

Anasuya Isaacs

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates

Chatelle Jeram

Semerit Strachan

Lauren Adorno-Weatherford

Paula Dejoie

Vanita Chauhan

Dr. Cheryl Boudreaux

Yannah Evans

Isabelle Stark

Michelle LaForest

Milagros Suriano-Rivera

Celebration and Dance Party

We as a community strive to be intentional in our relationship with life, to honor the flora, the fauna, the fungi, the water, the air, the minerals, stories, cultures, traditions and sacred places of the Many Lands in which we find our sense of place and practice Intentional Creativity. We acknowledge with humility and gratitude our interconnection, our place in the cycle, and our sacred responsibility of reciprocation, love, and respect towards our precious and beautiful home, the Earth and all beings.

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Thank you for witnessing the Festival.
We invite you to leave your comments and reflections below!

Special thanks to: 

Elders Semerit Strachan and Lauren Adorno-Weatherford for their vision and leadership of the Sacred ECHOES of the Well Sisterhood.

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates for her leadership and dedication to the Festival.

Shiloh Sophia for her dedication to uplifting women of color and giving them a platform to speak their truth.

Festival Page Design and Concept

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Director of Curatorial Design

Festival Virtual Presentation

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Executive Director – MUSEA Intentional Creativity Foundation

Collaborative Curation

Elder Semerit Strachan
Elder Lauren Adorno-Weatherford

Promotion and Communications

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Sarah Mardell, and Michelle Baldovin


Be a part of the Intentional Creativity Museum by becoming a member today! By joining us you will be supporting art shows like this one, gathering with our global community on a regular basis in our virtual circles, viewing incredible art, and practicing your own craft.

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