We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection

Like most other national holidays, Labor Day gives Black folks a day where we can celebrate our SOUL. A day or a long weekend where we can find solace at family cookouts, HBCU football classics and community events. At the same time, we might take time to reflect on our labor and our work, specificallyContinue reading “We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection”

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.”

Approximately seven years ago Eddy and I ended our visit to Senegal on the day White Supremacy entered a sacred dwelling, a church and shot down nine congregants. And that boy got burgers on the way to jail. Barack sang Amazing Grace. Bree took down the flag. Two years ago, five years after that massacreContinue reading

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”

Restorative Yoga Winter Sessions

Building on our Black. Dope. All Good. Communal Healing Retreat for Black Men, we are deepening our capacity for healing and restoration by practicing restorative yoga with SOUL. Please bring your yoga supports, including mat, bolster, blocks, blankets and eye pillow as well as your journal and journaling supplies of your choice i.e. pen, markers, etc. IfContinue reading “Restorative Yoga Winter Sessions”

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