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5 Ways To Manifest Black Joy via For Harriet

I’ve just had the pleasure of reading this awesome article on manifesting black joy and I wanted to share it.

My favourite sections were creating “sista” circles and collectives:

“Surrounding yourself with girlfriends and fun is a surely a great way to generate Black Joy. Creating and joining “sista” circles and collectives serve as enjoyable outlets for Black women to discuss various issues and topics and in the process, create long-lasting bonds and sisterhoods. It can be over coffee, a few drinks, or just a picnic at the park. Meeting up with your sistas and enjoying the company of other Black women can make room for a lot of laughs, sharing of stories, advice and just overall fun.

“Examples of such collectives include the Black and Defiant Womanists Collective (BAD), based out of Philadelphia and New York; the African Women’s Diaspora Network (DAWN), based out of New York and DC; and the Ain’t I a Woman Collective, which aims to centre the voices of women with African ancestry in Europe and beyond. ”

And of course No Fly on the WALL is a “sista” circle as well as an online publication – check us out here.

Aint I A Woman Collective

And I also really enjoyed the reading while black list:

20 books written by Black women authors that you should add to your collection.

  1. Half of the Yellow Sun & Americanah by Chimamanda Adiche
  2. Love in My Language by Alexandra Elle
  3. Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves by Clenora Hudson-Weems
  4. Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry
  5. Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
  6. The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley by Phillis Wheatley
  7. Jubilee by Margaret Walker
  8. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  9. Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology by Barbara Smith
  10. Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self Recovery by bell hooks
  11. I Put A Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone by Nina Simone
  12. The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
  13. Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thoughtby Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  14. Lucille Clifton Volume I by Lucille Clifton
  15. Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm
  16. If They Come in the Morning, Voices of Resistance by Angela Y. Davis
  17. We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by bell hooks
  18. Daughter by Asha Bandele
  19. The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid
  20. The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress-Welsing

All really great books and I would add a few Black British and Black European voices to that list too, as well as more African writers.

Enjoy!

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