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.

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”

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”

Opening to Spirit: Creating an Ancestral Altar

A session that was originally part of Stopping the Clock for Those Now Gone: A Remembrance Ritual for Black Loss, Black Love & Black Life in Summer 2020 in response to covid and the state-sanctioned murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, There Was Ahmaud Arbery .

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