Cezanne is an award-winning Visual & Spoken Word Artist, Author of the Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’, and its sister-book ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’. She is also a Workshop Facilitator and Inspirational Speaker. Her work is a creative expression of her spiritual journey and personal development.
“I was born in London in the 60’s of Jamaican parentage, and raised in the Christian faith. This laid a solid foundation to my spiritual development, while dis-empowering me from knowing my true innate power. I was in my mid-thirties when I reached a point where I could no longer continue walking in blind faith, so in 2007 I wrote God a fearless letter which I ended by asking for ‘the Truth!’ It now forms the foundation to ‘Journey of a Sister‘! I write books to share everything I’ve discovered since then, especially how our PAST (including childhood programming) affects the way we relate to ourselves and each other as adults.
My goal is to heal myself from psychological damage, and to help my people heal from the effects of slavery and Colonialism. The only way to rebuild our commUNITY is to rebuild our family structures, and at the core of the family is the womban. Therefore the work I primarily do is with helping my sisters to heal, and to remember who they are. My motto is “As I heal myself I heal others”.
Since 2007 I’ve learnt how to meditate, discovered the creative power of my thoughts, and am on my way to creating the life of my visualizations – and I’d like to help you do the same! Join me on The 30 Day Mind Detox
I originally called my Self ‘Cezanne Poetess‘ because at the time I was only doing poetry, and I didn’t want to be known by my inherited slave master’s name! I now use that name as well as my new name Cezanne Taharqa (I changed my name by Deed Poll).
Between 2009-2011 I collaborated with acoustic guitarist Theo Calliste and wrote lyrics to 11 of his compositions; 8 are on my award-winning CD ‘Seeds of Love‘ – in November 2014 I won the title ‘International Artist of the Year‘ in the Spokenword Billboard Awards (USA) – all 13 poems feature in ‘Journey of a Sister’.
The CD also features djembe drummer Chi Bomani, saxophonist George Dawkins, vocalist Ras Gad, and my youngest sun ‘Azzy‘. You can order the CD with its Book of Lyrics from the Poetry page! I am currently working on my next compilation ‘Rise of the Phoenix’.
‘Journey of a Sister’ is the Revised Edition of my previously published novel ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’ (2011). I added many new insights while still sticking to the same sensational storyline! After returning from four months in Ghana in 2015, I also wrote two new chapters, and have now printed the Revised Edition with my artwork in FULL COLOUR! (see the Books page)
I was a blocked writer and artist for over 20 years; during my Self-healing journey, I learnt how to meditate to control my negative thinking patterns. During the process I also unblocked as an artist, and between 2008-2010 painted my first collection ‘Nature’s Art’. Without realizing, I also healed myself from the symptoms of SAD! (more about that on the Art page). I held my first exhibition in 2009, and have since taken part in a number of other exhibitions. Most of my paintings have been used to illustrate my novel. You can learn all about the Colour Therapy & Symbolism used in them on the Art Page.
‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’
I wrote this book to help my single sisters who were seeking to get married to know how they can PREPARE to meet their match, to ATTRACT their soul mate, and how to conduct themselves during the dating process for the best chance of getting the ring on. Over 30 brothers have contributed to this book; it takes an insightful look into the history of our relationships, and what we can do to heal, in order to move forward to build Sustainable Black Relationships.
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The Story of my Inner Child
I was a blocked writer and artist for over 20 years; the book that I credit with helping me to unblock is ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron; it taught me to think of my artist as my inner child which needed to be nurtured. It was a long and slow process, but eventually I unblocked, and she is now writing and painting freely! The first poem I wrote when I unblocked as a writer in 2001 was ‘My Artist Child’ and the first painting I did when I unblocked as an artist in 2008 was of – you guessed it, my inner child!
‘Cezanne‘ is pronounced Sh-é (as in elephant)-z-ann and means: “I CREATE AS I SPEAK”. The name came to me one day when I was still at school: I was doodling on the back of a text book in class (obviously bored!) when the name ‘Cezanne’ appeared in the doodles. The name stuck in the back of my mind all those years, and when I was going through the unblocking process, this was the name that came to mind to name my inner child!
I am also the proud mother of 3 ‘suns’, the jewels in my crown:
As an indie author, I do everything my Self, from writing my books, to formatting them, to designing the covers! I also publish them my Self, and rely heavily on my in-tuition, even down to building and maintaining this website!
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