As a black girl, I'm used to my mere existence being a revolutionary act; but in preparation for the arrival of my son, I had to actively engage in the revolutionary acts of loving and trusting myself because the politics that surround my skin, gender and civil status would have made me believe that we are not worthy of love and life. - Annick MF | Excerpt from “he’s here”, a piece I wrote on cbc
When Matriarchs Gather
When Matriarchs Gather is a bi-weekly podcast where I gather dope Matriarchs for either a group show or a one-on-one episode. The most common definition of a Matriarch is ‘a woman who is the head of her family’ but I’ve expanded my personal definition of to include all women who lead whether they be mamas, non-mamas, aunties, elders or youngins. If you believe in each one teach one then you know we’re all leaders at core and there’s something really special that is unleashed when we gather. Whether it’s to swap stories, share practices or shape community, our gatherings always bring more love, light & wisdom into my life. Tune in every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month to get your own dose.
Diary of a Matriarch
I haven’t gotten to it yet but I want to start blogging / podcasting about my personal experience in mothering. I’m putting this as a place holder so I remember to get to it.