Embracing the Forever Journey of Healing with EbonyJanice
For this week’s episode, Alexandra speaks with EbonyJanice, an incredible woman who is a mega-manifestor and creative, she is the founder of Black Girl Mixtape, a writer, a dreamer, an advocate for joy, a mover and a shaker, a playwright, an activist… so many friggin’ things! OH!
And she is also working with Alexandra in 1-1 mentorship and coaching for over a year now in the space of heart-opening feminine embodiment, which they get into in-depth in this episode!
And you may have seen her on Liz Gilbert’s IG page doing a live or two…
She is a soft and tender, yet POWERFUL soul.
EbonyJanice is a dynamic lecturer, transformational speaker, and passionate multi-faith preacher focused on Decolonizing Authority, Hip Hop Scholarship, Womanism as a Political and Spiritual/Religious tool for Liberation, Blackness as Religion, Dialogue as central to professional development and personal growth, and Women and Gender Studies focused on black girlhood. EbonyJanice has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science, and a Master of Arts in Social Change with a concentration in Spiritual Leadership, Womanist Theology, and Racial Justice. She is the founder of Black Girl Mixtape, a multi-platform safe think-space, centering the intellectual and creative authority of black women in the form of a lecture series, a podcast, and an online learning institute lead by black women scholars, and Dream Yourself Free, a Spiritual Mentoring project focused on black women’s healing, dreaming, ease, play, and wholeness as their activism and resistance work.
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In this episode, you’ll hear:
- The difference between a ‘womanist’ and a ‘feminist’ and the four-part definition of womanism.
- The skill of dropping into your heart-space and how it differs from active listening, thinking, judging, or discerning.
- Examples of offering grace to yourself and others in moments where it may be easier to jump into reaction, and how that can offer a sense of salvation or peace with what is.
- Ideas on keeping yourself open for the divine – however you define that – to find you and transform you from the inside out amidst our modern, goal-oriented, tech-focused lifestyle.
- Ideas on how shifting the languaging for yourself from “I am healed” to “I am healing” can keep yourself open to the moment, the love, the possibilities of life on your journey.
- How de-armoring out of the ‘strong/self-sufficient woman’ and doing the work to live more in the heart is both a privilege and a constant practice.
- And more!
Heard in the Episode:
- Black Girl Mixtape here.
- More on S Factor and the Netflix documentary ‘Strip Down, Rise Up’ here.
- Buzzfeed article on the ‘Strip Down, Rise Up’ doc here, featuring Alyssa Aparicio, one of our Initiation program graduates!
- Alice Walker’s ‘In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens’ here.
Connect with EbonyJanice:
- Check out her website and offerings here.
- On Instagram: @ebonyjanice
- On Twitter: @ebonyjanice
- Please visit www.blackgirlmixtape.com and learn more about supporting this brilliant and beautiful project that EbonyJanice is curating and producing called, “The People Could Fly: An Afrofuturistic Womanist Retelling of The Rebellion At Igbo Landing”.
Connect with Alexandra: