I Turn to the Body I turn to the bodyin life and in death. Another Black body killedand played on repeat. Another Black bodya threat just for living. A blow to the body every time. I turn to the bodywhen there's brokenness,ease, grief, joy, confusion, rage, terror,anything, everything. I turn to the body in love.Love… Continue reading I Turn to the Body Poem & Practice
A cry for help and refuge heard and responded to by beloved ancestors and Earth image by @kasturi09 Dear ones. We are listening. We see you. We love you. You carry so much. We see world wars in your eyes alone. Where did you learn how to hold so much that is not yours? Can… Continue reading Beloved Guidance from Ancestors (poem)
photo by @mareksminder I want to know how to speak my great great great great grand people's tongue. I want to speak it to them like love being spoken into existence on the days that are so still and warm with lavender and sandalwood commingling in the air when I feel them nearby. I don't… Continue reading A Love Language Decolonization poem
photo by @wasdrew A freedom jar I wanted to make a freedom jar for you for all the sections of the heart where ease and joy, grief and loss, could find space to be together without a need to get rid of or change without a need to hold onto anything unless it wanted to be… Continue reading a freedom jar poem
Poem that arose from me in response to the deeply moving documentary (In)Visible Portraits. —Lissa E.
In honor of Juneteenth, I have devoted this post to all the ways Black folx can take care. There are so many forms of creative expression that bring so much love, joy and nourishment about the beauty and depth of the experience of Blackness. Revel in all of them. Music. Song. Film. Books. Dance. Art...… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx
How are you taking care of your hearts right now, dear ones? I hope you are balancing nourishment and rest while engaging in intentional action to support change as you are able. For ideas about how rest can be one of the factors to support change, check out this post by @FeministSexEd titled How to Rest… Continue reading rest and action
image by @peter_mc_greats Allow yourself to be held by this moment and know that those who allow themselves to feel offer space for healing. Feel what joins you here, all the refuges close by, the earth within and around you. Dear one, you are where love ends and begins again with every breath. Surely you… Continue reading allow yourself to be held (poem)