Delphine Diallo, Brooklyn-based French and Senegalese artist, discusses “feminine energy,” its influence on her art, and why it’s relevant to our lives today.
Delphine and Mauren also discuss how the ability to believe in yourself is not passed down through the family or taught in the mainstream educational system. As a result of her unique career path, Delphine has been forced to develop a strong belief in her own power and ability to accomplish her goals. However, she also believes that more and more women are beginning to see that they do not have to give up their dreams, as the established narrative that women cook, clean, and tend to the needs of their masculine partners has begun shifting.
Delphine also shares how she dives deeper into her own creative process by using discomfort as a catalyst for fueling her creative energy, and how she learned that surrounding yourself with community is vital to continued growth, creativity, and success.
She says, “We need—inside of ourselves—to be grateful for having the privilege to be the generation who can change the world. That generation of women who will be together, gather together, and… and be grateful for life itself, waking up the next d
ay in the morning… Success is the togetherness of a community system—which is the vital force of every being extending to taking care of the planet… The healing will come through feminine energy, to be able to finally heal the planet.”