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Weléla Mar Kindred: An Interview

Interview by Linda Swan. Photos by Bradley Leach.

A conversation with Weléla Mar Kindred is a dance of kindness, openness, fierce intellect, and subtle movement. It was an honor for me to spend an hour getting to know such a rare soul. Weléla was born in Southern California but identifies strongly as a member of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation as well as of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Weléla Mar Kindred: A Photo Shoot

Photos by Bradley Leach and Intro by Jonathan Randall Grant

Dancer, writer, and director Weléla Mar Kindred radiates peace and warmth. Her presence is like a hug. I met her in Paris a few years ago, and my life has been all the sweeter because of our meeting.