Tiana Zoumer- Hooper
Warrior Within Designs- Wardrobe + Production
Habane Ruppert: Videography + Editing
Music: Muti Music – Dyspehmic & Miss Eliza – Only One
Shot in Sydney Australia
Featuring the Zoumer Onesie co-created by Tiana Zoumer and Warrior Within Designs
Southern Sun Hoop Medicine
The sun always rises.
The burning orb crests by way of earth’s enduring inertia.
The turning turns the light on.
Crust and sea is crowned by golden clouds prismatic paintings.
The landscape lives in the eye that sees this as I.
Home in the heart of life’s gifts, giving in return the divine reflection in the shift of my hips.
As the witness and the seen.
As the belief and the being.
Belonging by birth, forever held home.
Embracing the shadows daily known.
In darkness thoughts of dying feel better than the flux in anxiety’s trying.
Simply divining to be and to breathe.
Resolving to be taken by the earths turning and shaking.
Belonging to the suns cycles and the tides changing,
Seeking the only questions remaining,
To live or die? And Why?
What law does my warrior within live by?
There is medicine encrypted in being.
The path of love is the path to healing
The tools I use use me in return so I choose the ones that inspire me to learn.
Called to the hoop I bear the responsibility of orbital forces.
To listen to my body and honor it’s voices.
Singing resurrection songs,
Awakening the seeds of feeling’s memory my sweat feeds.
As the circle runs circles around me, momentum leads me on a journey,
Taken around the world by the resonant pull of a community ever growing,
Blossoming in the wake of our expressions showing,
Evolving as the seasons
The now rising sun shines as our reason,
We dance to become the ones we need,
The emancipators and the freed.
Thanks to the hoop I discovered a reason to live. Thanks to hoopers I discovered a path through the world that makes our hearts home. I am grateful for it all. The highs and lows of this journey continue to inspire lessons I need to keep living.
This is a Warriors story created in collaboration with Warrior Within designs. I am wearing the Zoumer Onesie, available in the links below. I have the pleasure of creating an art that is entirely liminal. There is no product to sell at the end of my dance, the value being the experience shared. The Onesie creation is an opportunity to support my periods of rest. Thank you for your support in all ways.