ModernTraditional.com – balancing the modern and traditional in life and style.
Videos, music, podcasts, events, and other content by people in Africa and the diaspora. I also post resources for content creators to help folks find good places to post and avoid the traps.
Information and news concerning maternal feminism and Africana womanism. This site is a sort of “line in the sand” to reclaim maternal feminism from the religious infiltrators and terfs who claim to be maternal feminists. Maternal feminism is and must be inclusive by definition because everyone is someone’s child.
“No one births themselves or buries themselves.” — Kongo proverb
It started as a space for information about finding alternative PPE such as masks for lip reading, and air filters, but ended up being about general pandemic survival. Covid is airborne. The next pandemic will come because this is part of Nature. Mask up, wash your hands, and be considerate.
Natural African hairstyling, braiding, and hair care. Learn to cornrow and about natural hairstyling at a professional level. Some time ago, braiding was under attack in the U.S. and people had to fight racist laws and systemic oppression geared towards making being Black and not wanting to put chemicals in our hair illegal. Since they wouldn’t teach about it in beauty schools, I taught about it online.
This site was born to house my beginning spiritual counselors’ course, but has grown into a news and information center for spiritual counselors. If you are a health care professional and also spiritual, or a mainly spiritual counselor who also trusts Nature and believes in scientific scrutiny, this is a good site to frequent.
This is my site about magic, what some may call “witchcraft”. I embrace the reclaiming of the term “witch” in the diaspora because it is personally empowering, though I understand why many don’t like it. I like it because in a world fighting and recovering from European colonialism, rebelling against the oppressive religions should be done with gusto and no illusions that one can ever possibly find validation in the oppressor. On this site, I help people to take those first steps away from the system of spiritual suppression.
Sacred recipes from African and diaspora spirituality as well as other traditions. It has a Kemetic feel because of the name and those of us contributing so far mostly being in Afro Scientific Spirituality, but we welcome all sorts of medicinal and devotional recipes.
my video blog.
This is my Yoruba and diaspora pantheon focused site with information about the Orishas. It also covers African and diaspora spirituality in general, but this site is mainly Orisha centered. I thought it prudent to do this because Orisha, Isese, and Ifa is how most people in the English speaking world are introduced to African spirituality, and one of the first illusions that needs to break is uniformity. Africa is a huge continent with many cultures, and Yoruba is just one of them. So the ways that it is standard and the ways that is is unique both need some airtime, and people need to understand that it is a living system that did not die of colonialism. It’s for the same reason that I make Vodun.co.uk center Ewe, Togo, and Benin Vodun, and Zindoki.com centers Kongo and diaspora.