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Monday, March 12, 2018

WATCH AND LISTEN

While reading myself through the wonderful book "In the company of women - inspiration and advice from 100 makers, artists and entrepreneurs" I found this wonderful saying from Bethany Yellowtail, a fashion designer from Los Angeles. Bethany has a tribal heritage which is Apsaalooke (Crow) and Tsetsehestahese and So’taeo’o (Northern Cheyenne). She brings an authentic voice of Native America in her design and wearable art. 


I love this quote of her very much because it gives a wonderful picture of all the ancestors that stand behind us. It is a huge amount of people. I give you an idea about it. When we imagine our two parents, father and mother, standing behind us and behind them their parents, which are four grandparents of ours. Behind them are eight great-grandparents and behind them sixteen great-great-parents. The number always doubles. If we do this until we reach the 17th generation that lived before us then there stands a million people in one row together. And this one doubles again and again and again. Sometimes my mind isn´t able to get this thought completely in my head but my heart is touched by all the wonderful people I come from.
Lots of love,

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