Let the Black Women Say Ase’

The Aya Collective MN is an organization for Black women that focuses on deepening our writing practice by centering our spirituality and building community. Formerly called the Kinky Curly Theological Collective, the Aya Collective offers writing workshops, coaching opportunities, and collaborative projects where participants have been coming together to share ideas since 2018.  This year,Continue reading “Let the Black Women Say Ase’”

Sacred Saturdays: Black Women Writing

Join us the last Saturday of the month for our Sacred Saturday writing sessions. These sessions are an opportunity for Black women to come together and write in community with each other. After starting with a grounding to get us all in the space, participants will be encouraged to work on their own individual writing.Continue reading “Sacred Saturdays: Black Women Writing”

Critical Race Theory

There has been so much buzz and sound bites around Critical Race Theory (CRT) and what it is. I decided to put together a primer for folks who are still wondering. Though some may dismiss the theory, and not see it as important, we must understand the ways that the system works to undermine theContinue reading “Critical Race Theory”

KCTC’s 3rd Annual Gathering: Creating Spaces for Ourselves

Black women often spend our lives living in boxes that someone else designed to control and confine us. This conference will unpack what it means for Black women to define for ourselves how we will show up in the world by centering our spirituality and culture, cultivating opportunities, and finding belonging.  The gathering will featureContinue reading “KCTC’s 3rd Annual Gathering: Creating Spaces for Ourselves”

Talking Back

After four dynamic sessions, the Kinky Curly Theological Collective’s Talking Back series has come to a close. A huge thanks goes out to the presenters – Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Ife Olatunji, and Dr. Crystal Moten and to Sister Arleta Little for opening each of the sessions with a grounding meditation. Check out the videos from eachContinue reading “Talking Back”

Black Women and Identity: The Beauty in Community

Oppression will have you believing that you are the only one who experiences life the way you do.  Oppression will have you feeling as if you are the only one who keeps making the same mistakes, the only one who feels held in place while the rest of the world passes you by. It willContinue reading “Black Women and Identity: The Beauty in Community”

Black Women’s Bodies and Sexuality

Some of the fondest memories of my childhood in Milwaukee, WI revolve around the Church. Between my grandmother, grandfather, and my mother – all who attended three different congregations – I had ample opportunity to encounter the divine. It was in my grandmother’s church, Evangel Assembly of God, where I first came to faith. ItContinue reading “Black Women’s Bodies and Sexuality”