Hello friends, So while I have been missing from the blogging world the past few months a lot has happened and I would love to share some of them with you!
Sometimes its easy to compare our seasons of visibility with seasons of productivity and those two are in different leagues of their own. While I have not been visible in the past few months, there has been a lot of great productive action items happening in my life and I am so grateful for them all.
As i mentioned in my previous post, this new administration requires us to put lots of good positive things into the world because there are a lot of people hurting right now.
I have seen that first hand through battling executive orders, and being with scared immigrants.
I have seen the tension in my yoga classes when I am surrounded by women of color who hold their exhaustion in their backs.
I have noticed it in the silence of my friends and the stinging words of people who are scared when I speak out against systems of oppression.
I have seen it in the Court room and in the Board room
And I've realized that small baby steps to put love back into the world never go unnoticed. So i just want to share with you some of the ways I have done that with my gifts, in hopes that you will be encouraged to do that with yours.
UYAI by Salem - So I wrote a poetry book and would love for you to check it out!
THE THRIVE Table Podcast
OUR Collaborative media project to tell authentic stories of the real lives of African women as we tackle difficult issues like relationships, mental health, sexuality.
Wholistic Womanhood : My mom and I developed curriculum to lead women in our city through a weekly small group tackling issues around womanhood and how we could lead from a place of fullness not depletion. If you would like to be a part of this group or get this curriculum send us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally THIS!
THE DISTINGUISHED DIVA COLLECTIVE!
Although not my baby, more like my niece - the baby of my best friend.
I remember when all of this was just an idea and she made it a reality. A space online to curate and welcome the stories of women of color in all forms of creative expression, and it is the most beautiful gift to the world. I wrote my best article for this collective and hope it encourages you,