2020 Writing Cohort: Fragmented and Whole

The Kinky Curly Theological Collective is excited to announce its 2020 writing cohort: Fragmented and Whole ©. The purpose of this fellowship is to bring Black and African women together to create a vibrant writing community that can support each participant in the further development of their voice. Prospective cohort members do not have to …

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A Lesson in Vulnerability, Weakness, and Unapologetic Messiness

On December 7, I hosted the second annual shindig for the Kinky Curly Theological Collective. When I initially started planning for this convening back in June, I could have never imagined that I would be hosting this gathering of dynamic Black women feeling utterly broken, defeated, and raw. But that is what happened.  Throughout the …

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The Methodological Importance of Unveiling

To unveil is to uncover a person, an object, or a concept that was previously hidden away from public view. It is to shine light on something that was at one time or another shrouded in darkness. The act of uncovering is to give voice and acknowledgment to what we did not know, or rather, …

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Unveiled and Unfettered

  I am seminary trained and have spent my entire adult life working with the biblical text in my preaching. And yet, life has also taught me that God’s image and God’s Word is bigger than the Bible (or any of our other ancient scriptures from other faith traditions) alone. Many of our ancient narratives …

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Writing for My Liberation

For me, writing is about sharing the stories that I want to tell. It is about finding a sense of purpose, of liberation even, in communicating my truth with the rest of the world. Through writing, I attempt to make sense of my experiences in the past and also begin to speak into existence the …

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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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Say Their Names: The Rizpah Inside All of Us

This post is the fourth installment in a series that I have been hosting called, “Say Their Names” which tells the stories of amazing women in the Bible who like our male heroes, exercised and operated from a deep sense of faith. And from their stories, I will expound on other historical and modern day examples. …

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