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Find Your Song.

Build Your Boat. 

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Take Us Home.

BALADÉ BLACK

Find Your Song. Build Your Boat. Take Us Home.

How do we achieve balance and justice?  By deeply understanding our fundamental organizing principle: purpose - the reason we are born and what we are born to do. It is this reason, our purpose, that determines each of our roles in community. And it is by embracing each of our roles, and organizing around our inherent gifts, that we can create balanced and just communities.


How do we address purpose? We must let the most silenced parts of ourselves speak and act. Baladé Black is the song of the silenced. Baladé Black is the boat of the revolutionaries. The never-ending journey of discovery. The water. The dark, the feminine, the queer, the body, the magic, the feared, the fire -- the forsaken power that we deny ourselves. We will only know real change when we let the silence and the most silenced lead us. Yes, lead us ALL. So find your silenced song, the one in your deepest water. Build your boat, the vessel on your journey. And take us home.

"At the crossroads: Finding Your Purpose"

A NEW 8 PART VIDEO SERIES WITH PRACTICAL EXERCISES, RITUALS AND DOWN HOME WISDOM YOU CAN'T GET ANYWHERE ELSE...It's personal, creative, political, cultural and spiritual.


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TAKE US HOME.

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Going home can manifest in many ways, very differently for each of us. What it always means is a return to true purpose, to a balanced path. Baladé Black is a radical enterprise bringing forth, supporting and promoting homegrown, indigenous, baladé, black wisdom, knowledge and technologies primarily by women of color and indigenous women elders, as a means to helping all of us “go home.”  We’re offering you a framework and some tools to find your song, build your boat, and take us home. Read More...  

The Creators


Samia "Al rayis" Abou-Samra

Co-Founder, CBO (Chief Boat Officer)

Samia is captaining this boat - telling tales and reading stars.

Nia "La Sirena" Witherspoon

Co-Founder, CSO (Chief Song Officer)

Nia is the compass, the music in the sails, providing radical vision and direction.

 

COLLABORATORS

WILL GUTIERREZ

Will is providing technology support to ensure a good ride.

 

Interested in collaborating? go ahead, get in touch here.