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Malachi Lily

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Participant2020, 2021

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I am Malachi Lily (they/them), a shapeshifting, black, mixed, genderfluid poet, artist, curator, and moth. I connect to the Collective Unconscious via energy work, Active Imagination, mysticism, myth, magick, folklore, and fairy tales. This channelling often takes the form of poetry and illustration, as well as the curation of gallery and performance events, exhibitions, and experiences of queer, black joy. My art forms a tangible permeation into the concept of Oneness--living in the reality that we are all manifestations of the same source energy and we are connected through infinite possibilities of forms. It is my most humble honor to bring the divine forms of black and queer/trans, and especially black, queer/trans people into a tangible and visual existence through art. I offer myself as vessel for other black and brown queer/trans folk to channel their various forms and visions. Revealing the infinitely expansive divinity of our existence is my life’s purpose, period. I am also one of these deities. A being not between gender but above, below, dancing with it, and inside it, bursting through every cell of the concept, mutating gender into every possible form. One day I feel genderfluid, encompassing it all, and other days I feel agender inhabiting the negative space, the dark matter, where gender cannot exist. I’m one of those they/thems, a collective entity. My relationship with divinity is intimate. We are lovers, warriors, and friends, but most importantly, always together. Through my abilities and by listening to all that guides me, I offer methods to break barriers and reveal the symbols, archetypes, emotions, and lessons that exist in everyone to support the transformation of our collective consciousness. Specifically within human experience, my work aims to reclaim the spiritual body of black and brown people. Born and based in Philadelphia, I'm living as a freelance artist balancing all of my passions.