The Kinky Curly Theological Collective

In the fall of 2017, I gathered a group of African and African American women to launch a ministry that I have been pregnant with for years "The Kinky Curly Theological Collective."  This collective affirms the experiences, wisdom, and expertise of black women, validating these experiences as a legitimate locus of theological pedagogy. We do …

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Sacred Duplicity

I offered this poem I wrote to our church as a lament during our Race Relations Sunday service. And here I offer it again, understanding the role of lament and an honest examination of our current reality - and our history - to move us forward.  Sacred Duplicity America! The proverbial land flowing with milk …

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#MeToo: Power, Consent and Sexual Desire

I’ve been struggling to find the words to respond to a discussion that I had with my cohost on Episode 8 of our Podcast “Black Gal White Guy” about the #MeToo Campaign. In that conversation, we spoke at length about the problem with sexual harassment and assault, which affects women significantly more than men. It …

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Advent Lament

They laugh and mock us as we cry out to God for relief They rejoice with gladness as they spill our blood in the streets They smile as they cut programs that help the poor Their bellies are full as they hoard resources that should go to treating cancer, putting kids through college, and ensuring …

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#ThisIsWhatFaithLooksLike

Faith in the life of a Christian isn’t just about whether we believe in Jesus’ existential reality. Belief in Jesus needs to undergird our faith experience, and yet, it should be characterized by so much more. Faith should mean that we trust Jesus to do the impossible concerning our souls and it should also include …

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Tried It

Cross posted from the Kinky Curly Theological Collective. They told me that if I was a good girl And didn’t mess with the boys And wore long skirts And blouses buttoned up And was polite And served Jesus And did not hang out late And always went two by two And didn’t flirt And minded …

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Numb

  I am not interested in changing who I am to fit inside of a system that was not designed for me. I am not interested in altering my personality, my style, my clothes in order to be afforded the right to anxiously work and achieve…what? I am exactly not sure. Some measure of success …

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