Sarraounia by Nicole T. Lasher, a woman with the head and paws of a panther, wearing a blue dress, and a red and gold crown. On either side of her are small nature spirits

This is a drawing in honor of Sarraounia Mangou, a Hausa queen who resisted French colonization. She is the original Black Panther about whom stories were told long before the Marvel movies. Click the image to enlarge it.

This is a digital collage and drawing using Dawn AI for some assistance with colors and layout.


My pronouns are whatever you're comfortable with as long as you speak to me with respect. I'm an Afruikan and Iswa refugee living in Canaan. That's African American expat in Israel in Normalian. I build websites, make art, and assist people in exercising their spirituality. I'm also the king of an ile, Baalat Teva, a group of African spirituality adherents here. Feel free to contact me if you are in need of my services or just want to chat.

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