I work at the intersections of academics, alchemy, and afrofuturism. I stand in the spaces where they converge with the past, present, and future.
My life has been an interesting ride and my work is personal and political in that it is grounded in creating and supporting healing, affirming and empowering spaces for women and girls. As an educator, I have worked with students from aged 4 to adult and have taught in community organizations, cultural institutions, and public universities. I am a firm believer that in order for culture to survive and progress, the spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of women and girls must be met in ways that are nurturing, restorative, and liberatory.
I’m a scholar-practioner whose intellectual work focuses race and gender, historical trauma and grief, inter-generational transfer, cultural production, and the epistemological implications of Afrofuturism via a Black feminist lens. My research agenda is centrally concerned with Black women’s artistic/cultural production and how women throughout the Diaspora mediate historical trauma and grief via a broad spectrum of cultural production(s). Specifically, I am invested in thinking about and creating women-centered spaces and how those spaces propel culture forward.
I come from a family who has practiced Hoodoo while heavily ensconced within the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As a child, my grandparents would tell me stories about “workings” that they turned into anecdotes and their own brand of Geechee fairytales. Along with my advanced education, I have read studied diverse spiritual practices and have been attuned as an Usui Reiki Master. You can read more about my academic life over here.