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ForCollardGirls who were always told G-d was a man until she showed up.

    S4E4: #TapestryofCall Embodying Call(Minister Nila Curry, MDIV, MTH)

    S4E4: #TapestryofCall Embodying Call(Minister Nila Curry, MDIV, MTH)

    In our next episode of #TapestryOfCall we invite the beautiful Minister Nila Curry back to this space to share her wisdom with us. Nila shares what it looks like to cultivate wholeness and creativity through self-love. This empowering conversation will inspire you to take time out to care for the inner-self that is waiting to be restored and renewed. We loved everything about this conversation and we hope you do to! Nila is such a beautiful soul and gift in this world and we're grateful she took the time to share this inspiring message.

    Here's her bio:
    Nila Curry is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary with Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees. Nila is a minister, story-teller, and curator of sacred spaces at Emory Fellowship UMC (Washington, D.C.) and The Open Church of MD (Baltimore, MD). She is currently discerning Ph.D. work and is interested in the intersecting points between womanist trajectories, prophetic imagination, and the Black-speculative Arts. Nila is a Miami native who enjoys traveling, community storytelling, and creative writing. She is also the founder of TribePurple LLC, a womanist initiative for healing and transformation.

    Special thanks to Odai productions for the editing and production: https://soundcloud.com/afoteyodai

    Thank you Minister Nila! All the love, sis!

    • 40 min
    S4E3: #TapestryofCall Authenticity of call(Vania Iscandari, LMSW)

    S4E3: #TapestryofCall Authenticity of call(Vania Iscandari, LMSW)

    We continue this season, #TapestryOfCall, with Vania Iscandari, a licensed master social worker and overall amazing human. Vania offers us a perspective on what it looks like to be our true authentic selves and to trust our intuition. This lovely conversation is so inspiring and we hope you hear the affirmations that Vania gives us.

    Here's her bio:
    Vania Iscandari, LMSW is an advocate, visionary leader, and mental health professional utilizing healing centered approaches to equity and justice. As a social worker, Vania creatively works at the intersection of macro and clinical practice where she sees her work as transforming minds, communities, and systems for a healthier society.

    Vania is an avid impact specialist, organizer, and relationship builder. She is the founder of Emi Well—an online boutique wellness studio, created for community and by community.

    Vania enjoys exploring the arts through traveling, cooking, writing, and photography.


    Special thanks to Odai productions for the editing and production: https://soundcloud.com/afoteyodai

    Thank you Vania Iscandari!

    You can follow Vania @itsveeinspired and follow her new company @joinemiwell on IG.

    Happy Black History Month, y'all!!

    • 34 min
    S4E2: #TapestryofCall Our Balm is our Wholeness(Rev Kelsey Brown)

    S4E2: #TapestryofCall Our Balm is our Wholeness(Rev Kelsey Brown)

    We continue this season, #TapestryOfCall, with the Rev Kelsey Brown. This conversation is so full of joy and openness and we hope it will be a balm to your soul as it was ours. Rev Kelsey shares about the beauty and the struggles of her work with and among her community of Jehu’s table-an African Descent Lutheran congregation. We are so grateful for her vulnerability and her wisdom.

    Here's her bio:
    Rev. Kelsey Brown describes herself as sometimes funny, very queer, frequently anxious, and completely absurd. A 20-something hailing from Long Island, New York – she comes equipped with the accent & attitude to back it up. In her free time, she is falling back in love with spoken word poetry, breaking it down on the dance floor, and ritual creation. She believes with her full heart that God’s delight in diversity is call for us all to embrace the fullness of humanity. Racial justice and advocacy work fuel her fire, while deep friendships and long naps quench her thirst. She can be seen in her natural habitat - quoting show-tunes, doubled over in laughter and challenging others to “do the work.”

    Special thanks to Odai productions for the editing and production: https://soundcloud.com/afoteyodai

    Thank you Rev. Kelsey Brown!

    You can follow Rev. Brown and the Jehu's Table Church: https://www.instagram.com/jehustable/

    Also here is a list of the many inspiring reads, music, and artists we discussed on the podcast.

    Artists/Musicians:
    •Qween Andy Jean
    •Chika

    Poetry:
    •Rudy Francisco
    •Giver by ADRIAN MICHAEL

    Books
    •Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood

    Podcasts
    •Just Break up podcast

    Enjoy and Happy New Year!

    • 42 min
    S4E1: #TapestryofCall Bi-vocational Pastor (Rev Nicolette Peñaranda)

    S4E1: #TapestryofCall Bi-vocational Pastor (Rev Nicolette Peñaranda)

    Season 4 is here!!

    This season we are joined with some amazing WOC leaders (pastors, activists, writers, and everything in between) who share how they are answering a call to do the work at this time. We are calling this season Tapestry of Call because we see each person's call and vocation as a part of a whole. We're all connected.

    Our first episode starts out with Rev Nicolette Marie Peñaranda. She shares with us what it's like to be a bi-vocational pastor. The challenges and triumphs. And we are grateful to know her and for her willingness to be transparent and share some of her journey with us.

    Here's her bio:
    Rev. Nicolette Marie Peñaranda is the pastor of First Lutheran Church of the Trinity in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Nic was raised in the Metro New York area where she attended Wagner College for her degree in Sociology, History, and Masters in Business Administration. While receiving her MDiv at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Nic began merging her love of art with scripture. This blend has led to a mural on display at Instituto Evangelico Argentino en Grand Bourg, Argentina and at the 2018 National Youth Gathering’s Creative Expressions area. She is now the 2022 National Youth Gathering’s Creative Expressions Manager to continue to put her craft to use. Outside of the church, Nic leads racial justice facilitations through her game MONadvocacy. The Peñaranda family now resides in Berwyn, Illinois where Nic is running for City Council member. When Nic is not accompanying a congregation or running for office, she spends time with her spouse Dennis, her daughter Mahalia, and her two cats Penne and Rigatoni.

    You can support her campaign for 1st Ward Alderman here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/friends-of-nicolette-pe-aranda-1?fbclid=IwAR23Er8_1e8Kvz_aa0nj7VY7b6wfdjtjIHIl7KCkbUmh--kHyssqDsW1edg

    Special thanks to Odai productions for the editing and production: https://soundcloud.com/afoteyodai

    • 51 min
    S3E5: #TruthAndLove

    S3E5: #TruthAndLove

    This is a special episode dedicated to love. We know. We know. Valentine's day was on Friday, but we want to keep the love going.

    Our #BlackWomynsCanon continues with this episode we originally thought we'd entitle Issa Love Thing, but we realized that the conversation landed more about how we love through telling the truth. Specifically we dive into black love, not just romantic love, but love of all kinds. And we explore how multiple truths can exist together as we find our joy in the love we share. Don't worry this conversation will continue next month!

    As always we want to thank:
    Odai Productions (@afoteyodai) for the beautiful mixing and editing.
    Shae McCoy for making us look so good
    And our sister-circle: Hazel, Nila, Jazmine, and Sierra

    • 37 min
    S3E4: #SisterSister

    S3E4: #SisterSister

    We continue our conversation with our sister-friend, theologian, and scholar, Nila Curry in our #BlackWomynCanon series. This is part two from episode three where we talk about #RadicalCommunity. This time we talk about what it looks like to heal together and love one in this thing called sisterhood.

    This episode was intended to be released in January, but what a better way to start out Black History Month with conversations about sister circles and supporting one another in our communities. Especially as sisters. As always thank you for listening. Send us your feedback and let us know how you are loving and caring for one another.

    We want to thank:
    Odai Productions (@afoteyodai) for the beautiful mixing and editing.
    Shae McCoy for making us look good with these amazing images and portraits
    And our sister-circle: Hazel, Nila, Jazmine, and Sierra

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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jesibsmith ,

Love this!

Got to see For Collard Girls record a podcast live this week. I enjoyed listening to each of their stories, their perspectives on serious issues, and their sense of humor with each other. Thank you Tamika, Laura, and Maya for your words and your work! 😍

Wolden Child ,

Great Name

Ok you had me from the initial line CollardGirls. So I will listen just due to your name! Good Luck Collard Gals! adios

AdamH01 ,

@Hear TodayDone Tomorrow

So beautiful. Maya speaks episode is a powerful response to #churchtoo

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