So this is my question: What rituals exists for communities to metabolize the toxins that arise when confronting empire and what material conditions support and enable those rituals? How can we normalize those rituals? How can bring those material and social conditions to scale so that whole movements can be built by people with conditions to metabolize empire?
Breathe. Take a deep breath in. Let the air fill your stomach. Hold for a count of 4. Exhale. Shit is real. Donald Trump was just elected President of the United States. You are currently feeling all the feels. Allow yourself to feel it. Ask yourself, where does it hurt? Even if you are only … Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?
Black Joy is a transformative force. It is a visceral, deeply embodied reminder of the precious euphoria of our humanity. It is the source of Black resilience which is itself the wellspring of Black Liberation.
#BlackJoySundays are a supportive place we can be affirmed in our Blackness, fellowship with other gorgeous Black people and discuss some of the racial stress we experience. Yet above all, it is space where we cultivate a shared sense of Black joy.
This is a space for Black people, which means ALL Black people.
*If you were triggered by my piece please read through this taking deep breaths. Pausing after each stanza to reflect. Focus on your breathing to center yourself* You are not alone in this struggle, collectively we are powerful beyond measure. You are loved even as we struggle, collectively we are powerful beyond measure. Your … Continue reading Meditation for the Living