While most people think of Dita Von Teese or that lackluster Christina Aguilera movie when they hear the word “burlesque,” women of color have a rich history and presence in the art form. Since the late 19th century, women of color in the United States have been creating burlesque variety shows that offer satirical commentary on American racism and gender roles. (The word “burlesque” comes from the Italian word burla, which means “joke.”)Read More
Healers of color are emerging and connecting via social media. Folks who previously were skeptical of alternative healing modalities outside of Western medicine or Christian beliefs are integrating metaphysical elements into their self-care practices because, frankly, shit is real.
Crystal healing is now on trend and receiving a lot of attention. Like many ancient healing methods, it’s becoming commercialized and commodified. I’m encouraged, however, to see many women of color like author Devi Brownreclaiming this knowledge and empowering others to squad up and and step into healing roles.Read More
I interviewed Black women social justice leaders after the election to find out how they were preparing themselves for a Trump presidency. These fierce activists offered some prophetic food for thought and can guide us as we are navigating this new reality.
I visited Maui and fell in love with "Da Kitchen," an amazing no-frills restaurant serving up "island soul food." I spoke with the owners for Griots Republic to learn more about the restaurant. The full piece is available here.