DIRECTOR'S STATEMENTConceptualizing and directing this music video was deeply cathartic for me. In my experience, when a community encounters trauma, words and clear thoughts fall outside of the grasp of those affected. Reactions to several events leading up to the creation of this video echoed this truth. It seemed like every time I logged into social media, I encountered reports of violence against black lives. Many of these lives belonged to men. Black Lives Matter emerged and I was glad, but hesitant. I was hesitant to repeat the same responses of our ancestors in the wake of a deepening societal chasm caused by the repetition of the same violence stemming from the same fear; in the wake of a growing realization that no matter how much we protested, our screams continued to fall upon deaf ears. As thousands mobilized toward a floating destination known as justice, the names of the women killed, particularly by police continues to be less known.