Although I have a daily practice with my ancestors, there are special moments when I spend more time at my ancestral altar and make additional offerings or give gifts to them. February is one of those times as it marks the anniversary of my grandmother Phyllis’ passing. She passed on 10 February 2018. And, FebruaryContinue reading “Chocolate & Peanut Butter: Happy Birthday Grandma Jeffers”
Category Archives: Heritage & Healing
Finding Peace of Mind . . .
I hope you find some peace of mind . . . under trees that touch the heavens on yoga mats covered with blankets and bolsters to support you on the shore, connecting to Mami Wata in community where you know you belong and are deeply deeply loved and supported feeling, sensing, knowing the divine, theContinue reading “Finding Peace of Mind . . .”
Books & Brunch with BYTA
Sankofa Remixed: A Return Home
Today, I get to talk about We Got Soul; We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience in New Bern, North Carolina as part of Tryon Palace’s African American Lecture Series. Thanks to an invitation from Sharon Bryant, Director of African American Outreach, who I had a the chance to meet onContinue reading “Sankofa Remixed: A Return Home”
We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection
Labor Day gives Black folks a day where we can celebrate our SOUL. A day, or better yet, a long weekend where we can find solace at family cookouts, HBCU football classics and community events. Labor Day also allows us to reflect on our labor and our work. Work that we know is directly tiedContinue reading “We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection”
23 June 2022 7:00 PM EST|11:00 GMT We will celebrate the beginning of Cancer season, the summer solstice and June’s moon cycle by focusing on Mami Wata as a healing and spiritual resource as reflected in We Got Soul; We Can Heal and Angela’s From the Atlantic to the Pacific, When the Water Rises IContinue reading
Celebrate Juneteenth w/My Soul to Keep
Join Us on Zoom or FB Live @DiasporicSoul Meeting ID: 298 965 5831Passcode: SOUL Moderated by Dr. Kyra T. Shahid, purpose doula, principal of Shahid Consulting, LLC and Director of the University of Michigan’s Trotter Multicultural Center, we will explore how the themes of self-care, healing and restoration are reflected in Angela’s work,including Drink FirstContinue reading “Celebrate Juneteenth w/My Soul to Keep”
Flippin’ the PD Script: A Modest Juneteenth Proposal
Why not ask, your employer to invest in racial healing that centers Blackness and that gives you the resources to feed your SOUL. After, of course, you check with the sister in HR that reminds you of your Aunt Hattie Mae. When you have gotten the blessing from them and the sister in HR (or the budget office) tap into your heart and spirit and make the ask. For next time, for 2023.
My Soul to Keep|Dak’art OFF ’22
Moderator: Dr. Kyra T. Shahid Our session will be moderated by Dr. Kyra T. Shahid who is a purpose doula, educator, and leadership developer. She helps to cultivate, preserve, recover, and birth the dreams of students and professionals whose dreams are at risk of spirit murder brought on by the presence of anti-blackness and otherContinue reading “My Soul to Keep|Dak’art OFF ’22”
Black. Dope. All Good.
Our third Black. Dope. & All Good. Communal Healing Retreat for Black Men was held on Saturday, 23 April 2022. As a Diasporic Soul Heritage and Healing Experience, the retreat integrated SOUL (culture) and contemplative practices to deepen the capacity of our participants to experience healing and restoration. Informed with the understanding that our individualContinue reading “Black. Dope. All Good.”