how can I use these sistering technologies to transcend transactional relationships that have been created to fill voids - or soothe traumas? salt conductor of dreams ancestor crystal portal blood water preservation. what does the soul tribe i've been desperately craving look like? who she turned out to be…and did not. (well..) it's a struggle, but there's also a joy that i re-discover regularly when i do see a new patch of hair or i create new and improved hair concoctions to help propel the hair forward. Raise the flame and brown the chicken and onions well, without burning. now that they're gone, i kind of - not kind of - but  i've had to get reacquainted with the girl beneath all of the hair - and this has come with the loss of hair throughout and AAAAAAAH, my edges. if I start here- then - and only then (I believe) will there - can there be - a shift. Another image from what I call my mom’s pensive pout portrait series of me. Alexis Pauline Gumbs September 8, 2020. The preservative power of memory, gratitude, generosity. Add the onions. More by this author love the people. what happens when I apply that to all of my relationships? Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. ... By Alexis Pauline Gumbs on November 23, 2014. This is my second trip. Alexis Pauline Gumbs January 16, 2021. In the afternoon you will dive deeper with excerpts from her forthcoming Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons for Marine Mammals. By Alexis Pauline Gumbs on August 19, 2016. in my past relationships when something had gone awry - or if someone has said something i didn't agree with, i'd be quick to throw them away, or be petty, or really just mean. Photo: Alexis Pauline Gumbs. (remember: i'm editing this post and with this quarantine i've been struggling with keeping track of days and time...which i'll save for another post). "dready, empress, amy with the locs, the girl with the beautiful locs, rasta...and so on,  and so on." Black Feminist Breathing is a resilience practice I have been using for several years to tap into the wisdom of black revolutionary women and queer ancestors. stop playing!" clean it out with your eyes. 26 february 2019. amy-sharee. ... Cameron Barker Reveals Sweetness in Anonymous Sex Depicting places thought to be dirty as tender and loving. don't worry, i'm getting to the lesson! this process is teaching me a lot about patience (cooking has too - again another blog)...but this time - waiting and watching and waiting for strands of hair to push through follicles - s l o w l y, but surely has shown me that i have not given myself - nor others -  grace. swing low. Next. she even cut it with molasses once and washed it down with wine. The process includes chanting mantras derived from the writing and speeches of people like June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Essex Hemphill, Fannie Lou Hamer and more. The Sweetness of Salt, by Alexis Pauline Gumbs Why We Get Off, by Joan Morgan A Pleasure Philosophy, A Conversation with Ingrid LaFleur Section Two: The Politics of Radical Sex Pussy Power, by Favianna Rodriguez Sex Ed, A Poem Wherein I Write about Sex Section Three: A Circle of Sex ... Alexis Pauline Gumbs November 17, 2020. Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s book “M Archive” documents Black life at the end of the world - melding a critique of late capitalism, anti-Blackness, and environmental crisis all at once. i have tried several times to wrap this post up, but each time my ancestors and spirit guides were like "aht, aht! gumbs goes on to say: "we have to practice creating new relationships. i've been thinking about the relationships I could cultivate if I simply found peace with my current self and most importantly my former self. Wash the radishes, getting the grit out of their tops and keeping an inch or so attached. Mya read the section about Kai, Omisade read the section about Cara. this is something i've been thinking about for a while now - more so since i've been in isolation. Alexis Pauline Gumbs describes herself as a “queer Black feminist love evangelist and marine mammal apprentice” in Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons From Marine Mammals, published this past November. Alexis Pauline Gumbs September 7, 2020. Eventbrite - Alexis Pauline Gumbs presents Take Care of Your Blessings:Toni Cade Bambara & A Spell for Mutual Survival - Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - Find event and ticket information. Dub: Finding Ceremony is the third and concluding book in a poetic trilogy by Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Salt and pepper. So when The Salt Eaters or any of Toni Cade Bambara’s life-saving works fall off my bookshelf, or a scene from her literary creation shows... a spell to save your life By Alexis Pauline Gumbs … i had to really be honest with myself about myself. Julia: Alexis was on a dissertation research fellowship in Atlanta when the two of us met at several different literary and activist events. She is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, also published by Duke University Press; coeditor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines; and the founder and director of Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind, an educational program based in Durham, North Carolina. And I honor that forever. Alexis Pauline Gumbs Scalawag's love for Alexis is pretty much unparalleled. copyright 2017.all rights reserved. and yes, there is some trauma there, but it's time to really start doing the healing work and doing it consistently. which then led me to my edges (don't judge me - hear me out). the sweetness of salt, sistering technologies, growth, relationships, radical self acceptance, truthtelling. Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a community-accountable feminist poet and educator in Durham, North Carolina. Pat your chicken pieces dry, and season with salt. For the past 21 days I have been limiting my salt intake, clearing a path for more ancestral love to come through, helping myself release whatever deposits have collected from uncried tears and holding it together. My grandmother had already been listening to dolphins for decades before I was born. The preservative power of memory, gratitude, generosity. it may be almost a month now. love each other. what sistering technologies can i implement in my current relationships in order to co-create safety, accountability, dreams, joy - what can i weave into these  relationships to further build connection? About Alexis Pauline Gumbs Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a community-accountable feminist poet and educator in Durham, North Carolina. She is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity and the co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. When the onions are soft and translucent, add in the chicken. in her piece gumbs talks about sistering technologies and "sister" as a verb. it was a very Durham love burst. Next. shade. I was born into a world where the Black feminist literary revolution was already happening. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Set out the butter and salt so people can jab and twirl each radish. contaminate it with swine. Alexis introduced herself to me at a Quirky Black Girls cookout during Atlanta ’s Black Gay Pride Festival and, a few weeks later, I asked Alexis on a date after a fundraising house party for Critical Resistance. how does my fear of rejection impede this desire? And so the idea of salt for me is about what stays. then being led by the incomparable magic and love of Dr. Gumbs. needing. some of you may or may not know that i had to cut my locs - after seventeen whole years - due to traction alopecia. grace, that i have so desperately been craving. And so the idea of salt for me is about what stays. Facebook 0 Twitter Pinterest 0 0 Likes. i mean, yes, it goes beyond me growing my edges…it’s more of ME growing - all of me growing. what happens if we replace the roles patriarchy has scripted us into with actions guided by what we wanted to create instead?". She is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity and the co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. 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