Charlotte Watson Sherman

KNEEL: AN ANTHEM (2017), Mixed media

I heard a filmmaker say, “Words don’t make you feel anything.” As a writer, I recoiled. There are many words in combination, and even single words that evoke a multitude of feelings in this Black woman. Nazi. ICE. Klan. Resist. We are living in perilous times and we may not have yet seen the worst of what’s to come. I don’t have THE answer. But like Colin Kaepernick, I have knees and humility and the gumption to never forget.