Still reviewing & remembering
A flashback, with pictures
I am still reviewing and remembering. I am sure so many of us still are. This past Friday, I attended my friend Camille Hernandez’s affirmation & vision board workshop. It was a deeply beautiful and vulnerable time full of precious storytelling. So many were still reviewing and remembering.
As I tried to look up stock photos to do my vision board, I kept thinking “I have a photo of me doing something similar. Can my vision board simply be pictures of me manifesting…becoming more myself?
So as I review and remember forward, I want to take you along through some of my favorite moments these past two years.1
1. I started a podcast (Fall 2021)
It was one of those “let’s just see” kinds of things. I recently reflected on how this journey began with the affirmations that kept me going through 2020/2021. When I started writing to the soft Black woman, I was writing to myself. I came alive when I first heard someone refer to themselves as a “soft Black Woman.” I wanted to create a space for folks who would hear their name in those words.
2. I had some amazing interviews and conversations as a result
I cannot recap each one, but you are welcome to go listen to them or visit my IG page and scroll back until you see the affirmations I’ve shared from these episodes.
3. I graduated with my M.Div. (May 2022)
4. I made more space for rest.
5. I co-created sacred space for disabled-/, queer-/, women/gnc BIPOC.
While Quni is set to evolve, I am still amazed by the connections that grew from its inception. It helped set the standard for the kind of work I want to do in the future—which is to be a dreamweaver who helps build scaffolding around liberative dreams.
Lastly…I started this newsletter
I remember starting this like, “okay, so how do I gently find my way back to talking to anyone who will listen while holding true to my commitments of centering Black People/BIPOC and decentering whiteness?” I have considered this an experiment but slowly found that it meant more to me than that. Thank you for helping me land gently here, too.
I made this italicized because as I was reflecting, I realized this past two years blurred together and I think it’s because they represent one time