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Circle of Roses

Honoring the Women of Roseland and Rosemoor

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ConTextos and Chicago CRED are proud to present Circle of Roses, lifting up the stories and insights of women who are too often ignored amidst narratives around Chicago’s on-going violence.

 

These women are more than their worst experiences. In Nature, roses appear delicate; however, they are resilient with a beauty that breaks through. The same can be said about the magnificent bouquet of Black women who comprise the Circle of Roses. Their lives are complex and complicated as they survive, flourish, and raise the future all at the very same time.

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At 95th Street in Roseland, the Circle of Roses engaged in ongoing conversations about love and life...

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The challenges of individually moving forward and growing while trying to maintain friendships:

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Naya

"We're both growing, but we're growing in different ways."

Naya

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The complexities and challenges of maturing within mother/daughter relationships:

"Maybe I'm just hurt because I don't know what love is..."

Khailin

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Khailin

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Caitlin

"It's not your karma. This is just your test."

Caitlin

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In Circle, engaged in conversation about how to manage the challenges of motherhood:

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In Circle, engaged in conversation about the impact of incarceration on families:

"It's all bad. You ain't doing this time by yourself."

Caitlin

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Caitlin

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In Circle, engaged in conversation about the impact of incarceration on families:

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Khailin

"I kept asking everybody what happened."

Khailin

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"This is family. This is genuine... Friends become family."

Naya

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Naya

In Circle, engaged in conversation about creating genuine family:

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