Sometimes you just need to gift yourself with a deep whoo-sah!
Put yourself on time out, go to an empty room or a quiet corner, and just allow your chest to expand with breath.
Feel gratitude. Feel frustration. Feel whatever it is that you need to feel for that moment, without self-judgment.
Allow yourself to simply be.
Exist fully and unapologetically in your Blackness. Suspend yourself in love. Love for self, love for our people, love for your children, love for your partner.
And then you can get back to everything & everyone. Just remember; first, you are everything thing to yourself.
Join Crystal Tennille Irby for a much needed #MeditationWithMamas — just in time to get us centered for the holiday whirlwind!
Crystal Tennille Irby is a spoken word poetry grand slam champion, published writer, director and identifies as a #BlackMamaCreative, an artist creating work across multiple artistic disciplines centering Black women and mothering, absent of the white gaze. She is the current co-host and executive producer of Dem Black Mamas Podcast, a podcast that delves into the unique experience of Black mothers raising free children in an unfree world. Crystal is a TEDxGreenville presenter, a Watering Hole Poetry Fellow and the founder and Director of Writers Well Youth Fellowship, a program for Black girls ages 14-19 focused on writing and performance. Her recent credits include, Untitled Reconstruction Project, which she directed and co-produced and Untamed Womb: Reclaiming Wonder Through Healing, Liberation & Creativity, a Project Row Houses installation which she co-curated. Crystal has presented at numerous conferences including Black Maternal Health Conference & Training Institute; Let’s Talk About Sex, & HIV Prevention & Education Summit. In addition to her creative endeavors, Crystal has over 15 years of experience working to dismantle systemic and institutional racism. She works as a community doula helping Black birth persons stay connected to their body and as a facilitator for Speaking Down Barriers pushing communities forward by helping Black people heal from race and gender trauma.
Crystal is the mother of 4 children and shares her life with an Omega man.
#MeditationsByMamas are lead by Black mamas to help us maintain in alignment with healing, creativity, and liberation to manifest joy and abundance. ⠀
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