From September 15 to October 15, we honor National Hispanic American Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions of LatinX poets. Their moving verses have set the standard for poetic activism, keeping readers informed and engaged. The words of these wise scribes often reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Latinx experience, exploring themes of identity, heritage, resilience, and spirituality. In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month here are three standout LatinX poets you should know.
An Interview With Artist and Certified Life Coach Melissa “MUSE” Colon On Culture, Arts Policy, and How You Can Identify Your Real Tribe
For millennia, our female ancestors have gathered together beneath the moon’s gentle glow, in sacred spaces, or simply within their communities to engage in healing practices and reclaim their innate power. This timeless tradition of rituals, ceremonies, and sisterhood belongs to every community of women, transcending backgrounds and cultural differences.
Today is National Beer Lover’s Day, and it’s only appropriate that we delve into the origins of what is considered America’s favorite drink, as well as the women who contributed to its creation.
Bridging The Health Care Gap: Women Centered Clinics, Traditional Healthcare, and a New Medical Paradigm With A Diverse Foundation
There is still a fair amount of the American population as a whole that uses traditional healing or alternative healing for their healthcare. Additionally, Black women have formed several maternal health care databases to assist patients looking to have a culturally informed experience. Organizations such as Sister Midwife Productions and MamaGlow provide resources and information centered on the Black Maternal experience.
The Road to Authenticity is Paved by Transformation, And For Many, That Road Starts At Onyx Therapy Group and Ends With Self
Dr. LaNail Plummer is the CEO and founder of Onyx Therapy Group, a Black Woman, Veteran-Owned practice with a 30-member team, serving and empowering many of those who stem from and have experience with marginalization within their community and mental health issues themselves. According to the Onyx Therapy Group website, Plummer and her team employ various theoretical orientations and therapeutic interventions to achieve primary outcomes such as awareness, empowerment, grounding, and growth. Plummer is a highly decorated clinician with over twenty years of experience in the mental health field, educating individuals, communities, and organizations in transformational healing. No matter what the issue is at the root, her desire is to bring people into an uncompromised version of themselves.
The United Nations declared the first week in August as World Breastfeeding Week.
July is disability awareness month and I wanted to remember the artist Judith Scott for her ability to transmute the negative experiences in her life into bright and imaginitive creations. Scott was an internationally renowned American fiber sculptor born with Down Syndrome.
This month we are celebrating the art, joy, and creative contributions of the LGBTQ+ community represented in the art world. In the spirit of continuing education, compassion and allyship, I felt it would be great to take a look at some seminole literary works in the genre. These are only four, titles to get you started. However, there are many more; all of which highlight the work, craft and struggles of these talented individuals.
Jiaoren and Ningyo: A Comparative Study of Chinese and Japanese Merfolk and Their Environmental Significance For Climate Change
n an effort to bring awareness to the effects of Climate Change on our global waterways, artists are revisiting Chinese and Japanese folklore featuring mermaids, known as 鲛人 Jiaoren(Chinese) and Ningyo (Japanese), respectively, and using them to reinterpret and engage in contemporary environmental discourse. The idea of conjuring help from the ethereal guardians of the oceans—may surreptitiously prove or disprove our belief in the mystical.
The Significance and Origins of Juneteenth: A Reflection on African American Emancipation and Cultural Traditions in the United States
Written By: Chiara Atoyebi Piece Quilt by Elizabeth Salter Smith circa 1870. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Juneteenth, a contraction of “June” and “nineteenth, is celebrated on June 19th annually and carries...