Luisah Teish, an Orisha priestess speaks for James Carman’s Film, “Superconscious.” Teish is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora, and she hold a chieftancy title (Yeye'woro) from the Fatunmise Compound in Ile Ife, Nigeria.
Luisah Teish's work engages every aspect of life--from singing, dancing and storytelling to rituals observing the cycles of life. She describes the religions of the African diaspora, noting that they survive in the west by blending with the dominant Christian faith.
In this episode, Lindsey Farrar, founder of CRWN Mag, shares her journey to starting the Black women’s publication, how she covered her vision with faith, and what legacy means to her. We talk about ownership versus representation and how to stay on your game in creative entrepreneurship.
In this first episode, I spoke to Deun specifically around the work of her nonprofit called The Body: A Home for Love, a wellness and healing space for black women who are survivors of sexual assault.
Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and judge on Project Runway. Today we’re talking about the spectrum of betweenness, navigating both black and white worlds, and how that journey has laid the foundation for her identity, community and life’s work.