Dana "BlackBodyMother," is a lover of all the Arts and Vibes in Culture. With no formal art training, she has studied art techniques in various art classes within public education institutions, working with media from pastels paint on canvas to pottery, and engineering design. Heavily influenced by Disney and Japanese Anime dubs, BlackBodyMother gives to all, Vusa Fine Art Style and Vusa Manga Animations, a creative space for folklore from the BIPOC and African diaspora communities, as well as the cultures of West Asia, India, South Asia, Pacific Islands, South America, Australia, and Africa to thrive within mainstream visual arts.
As a U.S. Navy veteran, qualified in Naval Nuclear Power Technologies, and Electrical Distribution, she served on-board an Aircraft Carrier stationed at Coronado, California, developing a unique combination of social, business and technical skills that are useful for advancing sustainability focused engineering. Certified in Permaculture Design, measurable earth activism is an intrinsic feature of her insight toward resilient infrastructures and social empowerment. As a Structural Engineering Major at UC San Diego, Dana has established Green Corps Sustainability Engineering as a pathway to Sustainable Socio-Ecological Optimization - SSEO, Holistic Sustainability for environmental and social justice.
In a "White is Right" global culture saturated with unconscious and environmental bias towards colorism, I offer a safe space for all, all people of color, to embrace their "Blackness," the fullness of the lips, the presence of any amount of melanin in the skin, the eyes, and the hair, and most importantly the presence of any form of a curl in the hair. However, in mainstream entertainment, animation, and visual arts natural curly hair, kinks to coils to curls, is not depicted in a method of standardized animated realism. All colors and forms reside within the black body mass and are reflected in the form of light and color. Black Body Mother gives to all, Vusa Fine Art Style and Vusa Manga Animations, a standard for depicting people of color and natural curly hair with all the qualities of beauty, cuteness, and elegance that begins with a coil.