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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When We Lead

  Only the BLACK WOMAN can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me - Anna Julia Cooper I found god in myself and I loved her fiercely - Ntozake Shange …

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Spirituality and Sexuality?

I grew up in a church environment that was quizzical and afraid about everything sexual. I mean everything! Anything that could be misconstrued as a sex act, or could lead to sex, or could make people think about sex, was forbidden. As a youth this meant purity rings, True Love Waits seminars, and books like …

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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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