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COVID, The Zombie Apocalypse, and Octavia Butler
It’s time to prepare. Get your pens and notepads ready!
Over the last 16 months, we’ve all had to shift and learn to cope with the new ways of life. The whole world stopped and at times it feels like we could possibly be moving towards a dystopian future like the ones we’ve only seen in the movies or read about in novels. And now, it seems as if we may be headed back into lockdown. God stopped time once, possibly so we could reflect, take stock, and get ourselves together. At the moment, we are filled with questions and uncertainties. Now is the time to pay attention and make the necessary preparations for the possibility of quarantine part 2.
We cannot come out of these moments the same way that we went into them. It’s time to utilize our time and these moments as opportunities to see the bigger picture in all its truth. If we must go back inside, let’s look at the whole picture and do what we need to do to be better, healed, and whole on the other side. We must get ready for something new!!
*We are still physically separated, but always meeting on one accord.
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The Great Bonnet Debacle
Black women are constantly being told what to do, what we could do, should do, etc…. Even what respect looks like. We have always had to balance and break the chains that have tried to keep us bound. Respectability politics used to be one of the laws of survival for black people. Our pain aversion to healing, makes moving past desired acceptance rather difficult. Every aspect of our lives seems to be a "thing."
Even a bonnet is not just a bonnet. It has been a status and class symbol, a way to protect, as well as a force of shame and dominance. Black women’s hair is so powerful, there were laws made against our hair. There is an urgency to reclaim our power, creating holes between generations. In this conversation , we raise questions of respectability politics and the necessity of moving forward for future generations to be free.
Dolla Dolla Bills. Paper. Cheddar. This week we’re talking Money. There’s things we believe about money:
*There’s power in money
*Our relationship with money matters
*There’s a difference between having money and wealth
*Our emotions are entangled within our money
*Our relationship with money begins early in our lives
There are so many constructs in the way we view money. It is something we believe we must grind for, wearing ourselves out to get to the next level. We try to manifest financial power, but we're not necessarily manifesting the things that will feed our spirit. So get out your shovels as we dig deep and shine a light to break down your old & build up new ideas and beliefs about funny money.
P.s. What if we may be thriving and don’t even realize it? What if the green is the wrong color to be focused on?
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Makidada- Our Fave Sisiterhoods in the Movies and on TV
Step 1- Call your girls
Step 2- Get your wine
Step 3- Get comfy & Listen to this episode together!
Get ready for a fun review of some of our favorite shows and movies where the sisterhood resides!! Burgundi & Kayisha dive deep to share their favorite shows and movies that exemplify sisterhood in its funniest and deepest moments. Gather your girls to reminisce, sing along, and relive our favorite sisterhood shows and movies. Feel free to share your favorite sisterhood moments and movies with us! And, as always, keep the conversation going in our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/goldsgirlsgod
Can We Get It Together
Get ready, we are going in! In this episode, we begin talking about Kirk Franklin and his son’s public argument. Many saints came out in Kirk’s defense, but others felt like Kerrion Franklin’s voice was not being heard. This public arguments brings up a mountain of problems that crumble into issues of parenting, slavery, emotional competency, liberation, respect, and everything in between. Get ready to go deep & spend some time with your girls!
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Hold My Mule
We are constantly hearing the words "self care," but what does that truly entail? During these "self care" sessions our nails and hair may look beautiful (which is great, don't get us wrong), but our souls are being neglected. Our souls are crying out for rest, but we keep not answering the call. We are conditioned to keep moving, keep pushing, don't stop or be considered lazy from a young age. We as black people have a legacy of hard work, determination just to have something to pass on as a legacy to future generations. Once God created the world, he saw it was good & rested. We hope you receive this message and rest well. ❤️
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