Black Women: Validating Our Experience, Trusting Our Witness

The Gospel 22

Over the last two weeks, the Kinky Curly Theological Collective has been hosting our Talking Back series, giving a space for Black women to talk back against paradigms that have minimized or altogether ignored our witness as it pertains to our spirituality, sexuality, and the way we show up in society.

Last week, Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde (link to video), gave a powerful presentation on the need for us to talk back against transphobia in government, our religious institutions, and in society at large. As Dr. Yetunde expressed, harm against transgender/gender nonconforming folks happens because we don’t speak up and out against the harm.

Last night, I shared a short story that I have been working on for several months. The story, Forgetting Sodom (link to video), pushes back on the way that texts like Genesis 19 have been interpreted, seeming to justify the oppression of women, children, and queer folks. The story I shared offers a corrective to this harmful way of interpretation.

We have two additional sessions coming up that we don’t want you to miss!

Creating a Divine Space through Music, Art, and Dance with Ife Olatunji will take place next week Tuesday, August 25 at 6.30 pm. 

Black Women’s Acts of Refusal with Dr. Crystal Moten will take place on Tuesday, September 1 at 6.30 p.m.

Be sure to register for these sessions, spread the word about these sessions, and collectively support the witness of Black women as we speak up about our experience and talk back against all that stands in the way!

And if you can’t join us, support us in your giving. Your tax deductible donation of $10, $25, or $50 will go a long way in helping us move this work forward. 

 

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