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April 27, 2023

Activism, Authority, and Softness with EbonyJanice

Activism, Authority, and Softness with EbonyJanice

“I have no dream job, I do not dream of labor.” - James Baldwin

"Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender" - Alice Walker

If you're interested in womanism and feminism, the connection between religion and authority, activism, racial justice, and being at ease - this conversation is it! 

In this episode we also talk about EbonyJanice's new book, and how her personal life and love of romance were a part of her book writing process.

We ask questions:

  • What does it mean to be an activist?  
  • How can embracing softness be a form of activism? 
  • What does it mean to decolonize authority?

Who is EbonyJanice?

EbonyJanice is the founder and CEO of The Free People Project and The EbonyJanice Project.  She has authored several books, including “Sacred Text for Black Folks Soul: A Book You Should Leave On Your Altar.”  The core and center of her work is the professional and personal liberation of Black Women and Femmes. You may know her from numerous guest appearances on Podcasts, Youtube channels, and Instagram Lives, where she talks about Decolonizing Authority, Racial Justice, Black Women’s Body Ownership, and Womanist Theology. 

Some of EbonyJanice’s sacred texts and authors mentioned:

  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker 
  • Lemonade by Beyonce
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash
  • Audrey Lorde
  • Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength by Chanequa Walker-Barnes
  • Bell Hooks

Where you can find EbonyJanice:

You can support EbonyJanice by pre-ordering her new book, which we discuss in our conversation! 

“All the Black Girls Are Activists: A Fourth Wave Womanist Pursuit of Dreams as Radical Resistance”

Where Can I Preorder EbonyJanice’s Book?  Check out here!


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