COMING OF AGE FILMS FEATURING BLACK GIRLS: YELLING TO THE SKY(2011, directed by Victoria Mahoney)
Yelling to the Sky was the 3rd coming of age film i had ever seen about a black girl, going through struggles that a lot of black girls are going through right now but are hardly talked about or showcased in mainstream media, and it poured a fuel over the intense passion i have for coming of age films about black girls and made that passion even bigger. Zoe Krazitz plays Sweetness O’hara, a 17y/o girl in high school suffering through bullying from her peers, a broken family, and having to deal with the fact that her life might be at a dead end if she doesn’t find a way out immediately. Also features other amazing black actresses like Gabourey Sidibe and Antonique Smith, making it perhaps one of the top ten best films i’ve ever watched.
Spirit leaping from the screen… Healing bouncing around the room…
That is what is happening when we screen footage from the Mobile Homecoming. The Mobile Homecoming Film and Online Series along with the documentary about an affirming and inclusive Ifa Spiritual Community are coming along sooo well. They have already changed my life and I want them to change yours. After struggling for over a year I understand that the missing link is you. I need community support to get these projects done. I want community to support my shift from living un-sustainably as I get it done SLOW to living sustainably as I increase productivity and accountability.
This fundraiser is to support the liberation work of Julia Roxanne Wallace/Sangodare Akinwale using multimedia and art as a tool to connect to legacy. Collaborating with Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs, we facilitate transformation and the transfer of legacy through the Mobile Homecoming (MbHc), black feminist film school (bffs) and Queer Renaissance.
School of Our Lorde Back to School Blessingfest!!!!
Hey loved ones! I am so excited to be creating a whole new School of Our Lorde curriculum and distance learning platform with fancy audio visual treats and surprises this school year. It’s a surprise, but you are going to LOVE it and it is going to make the indepth (aka obsessive) research that I’ve done on Audre Lorde’s life and work and the work I’ve been doing around the country with specific geographic communities available to this worldwide community of Audre Lorde loving folks. Yippee!!!!
So this back to school season I am hosting a virtual fundraiser to jumpstart our new School of Our Lorde Distance Learning Offerings!
Which means donate and you can get these gorgeous back to school blessings (drawing on Audre Lorde’s syllabi, speeches and poems about teaching) for you or a loved one!!!!
A Black Feminist Oracle Poem (aka alphabetical found poem from within one of Audre Lorde’s poems about school/teaching) sent directly to your inbox!
A 30-minute one on one Oracle Reading Session with an interpretation of your Black Feminist Oracle Poem.
$150-300 (or a monthly sustainer rate of $20-25):
An IN PERSON one on one Oracle Reading Session with an interpretation of your Black Feminist Oracle Poem when I am in your neck of the woods.
- 4 available in Durham in September and October
- 2 available in Atlanta Oct. 24-28
- 2 Available in Cincinnati Nov. 7-11
- 2 Available in LA Sept. 15-16
A customized Audre Lorde based workshop for you and your crew including an installation of a Black Feminist Oracle activity for all participants when I am in your neck of the woods.
- 2 available in Durham in September and October
- 1 available in Atlanta Oct. 24-28
- 1 Available in Cincinnati Nov. 7-11
- 1 Available in LA Sept. 15-16
As Toni Cade Bambara taught, sister is a verb! This webinar explores sistering as an intellectual practice and standard for engagement in an intellectual marketplace that encourages competition, tokenization and shade. Join sister-comrades Elle and Lex on Wednesday evenings this September as they draw on texts by black feminist historians, lead discussions on sistering as an intellectual practice and live online interviews with black feminist historian sheroes! (*Limited to 8 participants!)
Combahee Pilgrimage May 31-June 3rd. Registration is open now!!!!
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Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs invokes the spirit and analysis of Audre Lorde in an alphabet oracle address inaugurating the first Audre Lorde week held at Tulane University. Through audience question posing and Audre Lorde prompts Dr. Gimbs brings Lorde into the room to answer the audience. This file is edited for time and amplified to hear the Audience questions.