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: HeritageHeals
MIYASoul: Check Out the Coordinates
Samiyah left Senegal after her Diasporic Soul Heritage & Healing Experience with more confidence. Confidence to create her own clothing line. Confidence to question the curriculum of her degree program at Xavier University. Confident in her beauty and capacity to pursue her dreams.
Practitioners & Professionals
Centering Blackness and celebrating SOUL, our Heritage & Healing Experiences for Practitioners and Professionals in Senegal integrate culture (SOUL) and contemplative practices to allow you to deepen your capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. They reflect our understanding that We Got Soul; We Can Heal. As a pilgrimage, which is considered a contemplativeContinue reading “Practitioners & Professionals”
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”
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
My Soul to Keep Dak’art OFF
Come join us as we explore some of the themes in We Got Soul; We Can Heal in the works of Artist Angela Franklin.
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”
When Grandma Comes to Visit
I am spending my last week before I head back to Senegal for the summer in North Carolina. In New Bern. With my parents. And, my Aunt Rosanne. I get to spend time with all three of them here now, since Rosanne moved here last June. New Bern is a small river town that isContinue reading “When Grandma Comes to Visit”
Lunch & Learn – April 2022
Join us for one of our Spring 2022 Lunch & Learns to learn more about Diasporic Soul. You have the opportunity to learn more about how DIASPORIC SOUL Heritage & Healing Experiences can support your organization’s ongoing social justice, racial healing and diversity and equity efforts. In North Carolina, we will convene at Serenity FarmContinue reading “Lunch & Learn – April 2022”