This piece highlights the essence of the calm cool power that resonates from us as Black Women. In our natural state, like our hair, we permeate strength, courage, versatility, innovation and gentleness. All forms of power. The beautiful pattern within the Indonesian batik I used for her hair spoke to me with it’s flowers and swirls – mimicking the beauty and variation within our curl patterns. The coolness of the blue mimics the coolness in her confidence because she knows. She knows she is a queen. Sometimes, as Black women we have to close our eyes to be reminded, but deep down we know. I wanted her quilting pattern to permeate from around her. As a reminder that our most potent power comes from within us.