Elexa Dawson is a singer from the Flint Hills of Kansas, and ‘Mother‘ is her new single taken from her 2019 album ‘Music is Medicine‘. It’s a song that is inspired, she explains, “by the earth Mother, who births us, sustains us, and to which we all return.” It, and the album it is taken from are, she adds, all part of her quest to explore “what it means to be Neshnabe (the Potawatomi’s name for ourselves, meaning originally human): original, created, connected, elemental. I’m telling the story of being between, of seeking to honor both those ancestors who came before and the generations to come. Healing comes through the present moment, but echoes throughout the past and future. My culture is music, food, story, medicine, and passion. I seek to share that with as many as want to partake in this circle, where none are above or below.”
As well as singing, Elexa Dawson is a Potawatomi community activist, student of sustainable agriculture, workshop facilitator, and, she says “mother of two future matriarchs.”
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