All tagged Healing

BREATHE: Black Womxn’s Radical Peace as Afrofuturism in Praxis

Since completing this graduate work, I have continued considering Afrofuturism as a liberatory tool -- a form of technology we can access and engage at anytime. Furthermore, I believe research of and attention to the voices of Africana and Indigenous peoples, and more specifically, the survival and resilience of queer Black and Brown people, illustrates Afrofuturism being employed as a path forward throughout human history.

The Ones We've Been Waiting For: Gullah Geechee Womxn, Epigenetics, and Time-Travel

Afrofuturism seemed capable of honoring not only our brokenness, but also a reality in which we are healed. I was pleasantly surprised to find how closely Afrofuturism and womanism align as paths to liberation and safety for Black womxn and femmes. Both ideologies are deeply rooted in Africana tradition and our affinity to speak ourselves whole.

Another unexpected revelation was the connection between Gullah Geechee culture and Afrofuturism. 

Geechee Gals Gettin It - Vol. 1: Tamika Middleton

I am an organizer to my core, through and through. I know my purpose is tied into that, because no matter how often I try to step away, I find myself doing it, instinctually. I know I’ve been called to be a healer–specifically in the Gullah Geechee tradition. My ancestors told me this in a dream. So we’ll see where that leads me.

Personal Reflections and Issa Rae’s “Insecure” from a Forever Awkward, Formerly Insecure Black Girl

It is only fitting that I viewed Insecure, Issa’s bomb ass, sweat and tear filled, hard fought for, well-damn-deserved HBO Glo Up as this New Sara I am now. I like this Sara the most. So bear with me: these reflections are coming after watching all of season 1 twice. Once by myself, and a second time with my boyfriend. I was a bit surprised to read the reviews and responses shared on my various social media timelines. I see a lot of #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence. A lot of familiar hurts and bruised egos and triggers.** Throughout the season I remained on #TeamDamnWeReallyAreBrokenAF, #TeamWeAllNeedHelp and #TeamHealing.