a lot of maliya's work is retroactive. in this instance, she cares for her young childhood self, soothing the self that was ostracized in South Africa after moving there from the Congo. in this affirmative coloring book practice, the sketches are donated and collated, and then filled in by groups of children, adults, whoever may need. this goes along with maliya's major narrative: inner child work, to heal not only oneself, but to empathetically offer healing work for children as a communal practice - revolutionary onUgandan refugee land, to experience and cultivate unity, healing, rest/restoration, and peace, in one of the only countries not currently in war. Meditation in the midst of global colonization.