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BLOSSOM this Summer
the creative and spiritual process behind BLOSSOM
I released BLOSSOM on March 23 2023, 3 days after the Spring Equinox.
The Ancestors invited me into recording a behind the scenes of the process of making that song. For the music artists, I open up Ableton for a little!
THE PROCESS (34 min)
In this 34 min video I get vulnerable around the healing journey and music production process of birthing this song.
I realized during the recording that it’s the Summer Solstice today.
A fresh start.
A new beginning.
This was also a time for me to reflect on what I’ve been able to create for my life since the release of the song.
In the slowing down and reflection of our lives, we find gems to anchor onto for celebration.
Celebration is core part of how I continue to bring more and more play into my life.
This is how we continue this work of leadership in our villages without burning out.
At the height of the Liberate app and really my professional career, I was so empty inside. I was invited to speak at conferences to share my story, sharing the stage with folks like Issa Rae and Ryan Coogler. Influential folks like Questlove, Logan Browning and Hey Fran Hey were shouting me out and Liberate on their IG accounts. This was the moment I had prayed for for a very long time yet I was DEPRESSED. I didn’t know how to say no back then and didn’t know how to ask for help.
I’m building the village in front of the village because I choose to do it differently this time around.
We all have been doing the healing work and it’s time for us to reap the karmic benefits of our work. It’s time for us to play and be resourced for the beautiful burden we carry.
The beautiful burden of helping the African Diaspora remember our power by being naked about our healing journey. Putting our hearts on FULL DISPLAY.
As we enter into the Summer Solstice, I invite you to bring BLOSSOM back into your day to day. Also this is a time of celebration for what we’ve been able to create for ourselves during the Spring Equinox.
What are your inner child’s most precious dreams?
How does BLOSSOMING this summer look like for you?
How can you celebrate yourself for this past Spring Equinox? What are you celebrating?
When we share this in village, we say to the Ancestors in faith, I AGREE!
AND SO IT IS!
As part of the BLOSSOMING of the village, we have a fundraiser to bring me to a rehabilitation center in Baltimore. I’ll be running an inner child healing workshop with Black fathers so they can go back into society and return to their families with integrity and grace. I’m raising $1000 which takes care of the flight, food & meals, transportation, and an AirBnb. We’ve raised $264 so far and I’m praying to at least get to $700. Invest in the restoration of the village and THANK YOU again to everyone who has donated so far. We’ll be recording some footage of the workshop so ya’ll can see the impact of your donations and what can happen when we pool our resources together.