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Workin Our Roots Podcast

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Workin Our Roots Podcast explores the abundance and complexities of Southern Black and Afrodiasporic experiences, lineages, movement, ancestry, magic, resourcefulness, resilience, the erotic, and healing. A play between Root Work, Workin Roots, and the gifts we receive when we center, cultivate, tend to and work our personal, communal and ancestral roots.

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United States

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Workin Our Roots Podcast explores the abundance and complexities of Southern Black and Afrodiasporic experiences, lineages, movement, ancestry, magic, resourcefulness, resilience, the erotic, and healing. A play between Root Work, Workin Roots, and the gifts we receive when we center, cultivate, tend to and work our personal, communal and ancestral roots.

Language:

English


Episodes

Workin Our Roots Ep. 3: "The Oldest Conspiracy..."

9/14/2021
In episode 3 I share an audio essay - “Radical Means Getting to the Root” - about why patriarchy is a lie from hell that must be unlearned and dismantled if our species is to survive. I touch on Melissa Harris-Perry’s Crooked Room Theory and the discombobulating reality the room creates. Plus the tools and imagination needed for learning and remembering what we actually need. I also talk joy, grace, collaborating with folks who see/value you, and what matters way more than the academy’s...

Duration:01:26:26

Workin Our Roots Ep. 2- It's Magic: How We Survive & What We Surviving

7/8/2021
In episode 2, I interview decades-long friends Natalie Daise, Jan Spencer & Barbara Edwards. These are Black women elders who shape me in real-time. We talk The South (of course), magic, Black migration, healing, trill grandmothers, self-love, unlearning the BS, and claiming our power* *Content Warning for lynching and sexual assault. Links for Sara Edwards, Midwife The Educated Birther • A podcast on Anchor Home (weebly.com) • I also share tributes to, and honor Nikeeta A.T. Slade,...

Duration:01:56:50

Workin Our Roots Ep. 1 - "We Have Always Loved Each Other, Children. Pass it On."

4/30/2021
In Episode 1, I introduce the podcast, and start processing and trying to make sense of things that really make no sense at all. Mainly, the Academy, and "what passes for culture and thought on the North American continent." Word to But Some of Us Are Brave. I vent about the absurdity of my experiences in a PhD program, and come to the realization that the academy, nor any other white supremacist patriarchal capitalist systems could every truly validate me, what I know, or what my value is....

Duration:01:21:13