Michelle is back with a solo episode all about non-binary concepts in traditional Ghanaian religions! She discusses how they manifest within the Ga, Dagomba, Ewe, Akan and Dagaara traditional belief systems. Michelle chats about the various Creators within the different ethnic groups, in particular Ataa Naa Nyongmo, Naawuni, Mawu, Onyankopong/Nyame/Asaase Yaa and Dagaara Gatekeepers.
She also talks about LGBTQIA+ rights in Ghana, the proposed bill that's been drafted to criminalize queer people and advocacy in Ghana, and #KilltheBill.
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What’s Going on in Ghana
LGBT+ Rights Ghana https://www.lgbtrightsgh.org/
Drama Queens https://www.instagram.com/dramaqueensgh/
Silent Majority Ghana https://www.silentmajorityghana.com/
Queer Activism in Ghana: An Ongoing Struggle (3 Part Series)
https://medium.com/blmp/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-e4663ef8f152 https://medium.com/blmp/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-part-ii-15a6c1962e40 https://medium.com/@blacklooks/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-part-iii-6006d1975697
Topic References and Info
Ga - Ataa Naa Nyongmo
Dagomba - Naawuni
Thank you Aunty Priscilla!
Ewe/Eʋe - Mawu
Akan - Onyankopong/Nyame/Asaase Yaa
Cloth as a Metaphor: (Re)Reading the Adinkra Cloth by Kojo Arthur
The Quest For Spiritual Transformation. Introduction to Traditional Akan Religion, Rituals, and Practices by Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa
Book: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships by Sobonfu Some
Season 1 Transcripts
This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.
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