With ‘Heavn,’ Jamila Woods Writes A Love Letter To Her Town

With ‘HEAVN,’ Jamila Woods Writes A Love Letter To Her CityEnlarge this image Zoe Rain/Secretly Group Zoe Rain/Secretly GroupJamila Woods stays pretty busy.
“It makes sense, then, that HEAVN is about Woods’ personal experience, but also about her city.
“My community doesn’t feel like an extra piece of what I do — it feels very integral to my creative process,” Woods says.
“To me, HEAVN was about expanding the notion of love to include self-love and love of the city where I come from, which is often talked down upon in media,” she says.
Woods says that, while working on HEAVN, she thought about the idea of “staying as an act of resistance.

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