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Religion/Spirituality

Explores the significant role religion and spirituality have played in the lives of black grandmothers and their relationship to their grandchildren. Teaching us how to be “prayer warriors,” put our faith in God or “Him,” and be alright because we got “the man upstairs.”

TESTIMONY: SHEREE JOHNSON
3 years ago

TESTIMONY: SHEREE JOHNSON

“Baby It’s Enough of Waneda to Go Around”

My grandmother, Waneda Loretta Pittman (Neda) (May 30, 1933-May 2, 2015), kept us in church with her. She raised her household in
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RESILIENCE: CULTIVATE RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: CULTIVATE RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Resilience is cultivating religious/spiritual practices. They give you something bigger than yourself to believe in and to rely upon.  Not to mention, provide a sense of wonder and magic. Loreli Warren …
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TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS

“The Beautiful Creation of Your Children”

Loreli Warren (August 13, 1938) is my grandma as well as a grandmother to three other grandchildren. She was born and raised in …
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TESTIMONY: AIESHA TURMAN
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: AIESHA TURMAN

Aiesha Turman is an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate at Union Institute & University where her dissertation foregrounds the work of Black women writers as essential texts that act as blueprints for A …
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TESTIMONY: NATALIE DAISE
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: NATALIE DAISE

For more than 30 years, Natalie Daise (November 1960-) has developed and facilitated interactive learning experiences for educators, students, and audiences in schools, universities, conferences, and other venues. Her belief …
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RESILIENCE: Something Or Someone Put the Stars, the Moon, the Sun in the Sky
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: Something Or Someone Put the Stars, the Moon, the Sun in the Sky

Resilience is a belief in something bigger than you, in the world unseen, and in the spirit realm.

“As far as a God, I tell them that there is a …
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RESILIENCE: It’s All About Love
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: It’s All About Love

Resilience is understanding that love is the highest form of energy there is. Love is radical and revolutionary.

“Pat: I believe in God, but I don’t go for all that …
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RESILIENCE: DEVELOP A MORNING RITUAL
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: DEVELOP A MORNING RITUAL

Resilience is knowing that how you start your day matters. When we take time to center and prepare for the day ahead it’s harder to knock us off of our …
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TESTIMONY: IFALADE TASHIA ASANTI
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: IFALADE TASHIA ASANTI

“My daughter is the greatest gift that God ever gave me. My grandchildren are a close second.”

Iyanifa Ifalade Tashia Asanti lives in Marina del Rey, California. She is an …
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TESTIMONY: ROBIN CALLENDER
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: ROBIN CALLENDER

“An Intergenerational Creed: Bringing Light to Where There is Darkness”

Robin Callender lives in Atlanta Georgia. Born in London, England, Robin immigrated to Brooklyn and Queens when he was 12-years-old. …
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