Recorded on the 21st anniversary of Audre Lorde's transition from an embodied warrior healer to an ancestral force this video is an invitation to push past fear in order to bring our truth into the world. This is the first in a weekly series of videos documenting and sharing my process of clarifying survival through a re-immersion in the words of Audre Lorde.
This video engages Audre Lorde's classic "A Litany for Survival" and the connection between birth and fear. Today as I think about the challenge of this poem I am also a BRAND NEW trained doula (blackmidwives.org). This poem...dedicated to those of us who face intergenerational oppression "learning to be afraid with our mother's milk" offers us the opportunity to be courages...because we exist! Everything that we have created has been achieved despite the lingering presence of fear and in despite systemic forms of oppression that have sought to eradicate us. Guess what? This instant and this triumph...we can do anything!
After watching the video, share what you are birthing into the world in the comments section so that we can affirm and witness it. If you would like a custom poem blessing based on A Litany for Survival visit: summerofourlorde.wordpress.com/resurrection-sundays/