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I discovered this weekend a matrilineal connection to West Africa, an ancestor of Ghanaian origin, most likely Ashanti.
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Last night I went to this deck, DUST II ONYX, for only the second time since I received it, and for the first time in 8 months. My relationship with this deck hasn't been warm, despite its beauty. But last night it called out to me. And these were the kind faces that answered my query.
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I slept with them under my pillow.
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Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot Deck by Courtney Alexander, 1st edition.
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#dust2onyx #dustiionyx #melanatedtarot #courtneyalexander #roots #ancestry #ancestors #matrilineal #africa #ghana #ashanti #asaseyaa #tarotreadersofinstagram #tarotreadersofig #dailytarot #divination #magick #theoldways

The Outlet Dance Prompts! #14 : Dance in a Church! Or a temple, mosque, synagogue, prayer hall, meditation center, sacred space in a forest, etc. How can we find sanctuary in our movement? What is a moving meditation? How do we embody what brings people to places of community gathering and prayer? How does the intention of these places and the impressions of those who have brought their sorrows and joys to them manifest in and affect our dance while here? What comes up for you in such a place? How might movement be a liberatory practice? Share your explorations! Tag us @theoutletdanceproject #theoutletdanceproject #todprompts. Still from HERStory, one of this year's films. Join us for our 14th festival and see it! October 4th for films and 7th for live performance at @groundsforsculpture Details at our website. Link in bio.
HERStory, a film series by @j_lynea and @ani_malayaworks depicts matrilineal bloodlines and ancestry. HERstory reconnects ones indigenous past, forgotten by a HIStory of colonialism and patriarchy.

#sitespecificdance #herstory #matrilineal #church #sacredspace #praisedance #mosque #synagogue #temple #danceinachurch #movingmeditation #sacredmovement #sanctuary #danceprompt #choreography #dancersofinstagram #dancersworld #danceeverydamnday #groundsforsculpture #hamiltonnj #dancefestival #mercercounty #dancefilmfestival #Njarts #sculpture #improvisation

This is a picture of my daughters with their grandmother and her first cousin, whose mother was buried today. We knew her as Aunt Dora and she was an amazing powerhouse of a woman, strong and gentle and generous. I'm so sad she is gone, but I love seeing her reflected in her beautiful family, which I get to be a part of. #family #matriarch #blackmothers #mixedfamily #mkbkids #grief #matrilineal #maryland

Delapan bulan lebih meninggalkan rumah di desa Taiftob Kapan karena alasan kesehatan, seminggu terakhir bapatua pulang ke rumah untuk refreshing dua pekan. Kembali merasakan dinginnya Kapan, kembali baca buku dan berinteraksi dengan orang-orang yang beliau kenal. Efeknya beliau nampak lebih bahagia dan tekanan darah semakin normal. Pagi ini sehabis terapi kaki kami mengobrol tentang berberapa agenda seni budaya dan literasi di komunitas @lakoat.kujawas hingga bulan November nanti. Bapatua salah satu pendukung dan penasehat komunitas. Membolehkan rumahnya dipakai untuk jadi perpustakaan warga, tempat nonton dan diskusi warga. Bahkan ikut menjaga perpus dan membolehkan tanahnya dibangun art center desa yang sedang dalam perencanaan. Ketika saya bercerita tentang rencana residensi teman seniman teater dari Jogja bulan depan, bapatua bertanya kabar Jameela Khan seniman asal Birmingham yang Mei lalu tinggal di Taiftob dan berkolaborasi dengan kelompok remaja bikin permainan edukatif tentang kesehatan reproduksi remaja. Kegiatan tersebut didukung Lifepatch dan British Council Indonesia. Saya tunjukan buku Nu'u hasil riset dari teman-teman #Lifepatch tentang relasi gender dan konsep #matrilineal di Timor, salah satunya berisi esai Jameela, bagaimana ia melihat peran gender remaja dan orang tua yang bergiat di lakoat.kujawas. Ia begitu terkesan kepada warga yang bahu membahu menciptakan ruang kreatif bersama di desa, didukung para orang tua bahkan pastor, dengan begitu setara antara laki-laki dan perempuan, anak dan orang tua. #lakoatkujawas #wargaaktif #activecitizen #community #socialenterprise #mollo #timor #library #artspace #gender #

A Khasi man is fishing in Dawki in south Meghalaya. In this culture, men usually live in their mother-in-law´s home and it may be the only place on earth where men demand gender equality.
#khasi #matrilineal #meghalaya #dawki #india

O V A R I E S
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Did you know that the egg that became you was once inside the ovary of your mother while she was still gestating within your grandmother?! Yes, you read that correctly.
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People with ovaries are born with all of the oocytes (immature eggs) they will ever have. Each month (ish, we wish periods were this always regular), one of these oocytes matures into an ovum and is released from the ovary during ovulation. This ovum is potentially fertilized and implants into the uterus to eventually become a baby! ⠀⠀
However, our ovaries are more than storage. They are endocrine organs that produce and excrete the hormones necessary for menstruation and fertility. The hormones produced by the ovaries include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones, plus others made in the pituitary glands, orchestrate our reproductive cycles. How cool! .
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#anatomylesson #reproductivehealth #ovaries #ovulation #matrilineal #knowyouranatomy
📸: @sophiebass_illustration

The way this stuff works is amazing.

#fertility #infertility #ttc #gayby #matrilineal #ivf #ivfjourney

I Sleep With Books In My Bed. "Sisters In Spirit: Haudenosaunee Influence on Early American Feminists" by Sally Roesch Wagner.

Please read this book. Imagine what a shock it was for European women who had suffered all manner of suppression by law and church to meet the strong, autonomous and respected women of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)! Why did the suffrage movement get it's start in what is now called New York State? Because that's where EuroAmerican women like Stanton and Gage met and spent time with the First People's, and saw what life could be like in a matrilineal culture.

#femimist #feminism #maxdashu #matrilineal #haudensosaunee #newyork #newyorkstate #fingerlakes #senecafalls #nationalwomenshistorymuseum #nationalwomensday #indigenous

Certainly, there is reason to believe that many American Indian tribes thought that the primary potency in the universe was female, and that understanding authorizesall tribal activities, religious or social. That power inevitably carries with it the requirement that people live in cooperative harmony with each other and with the beings and powers that surround them. For without peacefulness and harmony, which are the powers of a woman’s heart, the power of light and of the corn, of generativity, and of ritual magic cannot function. *Allen, Paula Gunn. The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. #themotherlinecoachingcohort2019 #themotherline #matrilineal #workshop #ritual #meditation #breathework #restorativeinquiry #somatics #community #wombhealth #crystaltherapy #crystalhealing #intergenerational #intergenerationalhealing #chakras

Attending the #khasi #festival .... Shad Suk Mynsiem Dance

The dance performed by #ladies and #men decked in some of the most exquisite traditional attires. Young virgin girls wear expensive #silk and #gold #ornaments #dance the Ka Shad Kynthei in the inner circle of the arena, while men dressed in #dhoti, full-sleeved shirt, sleeveless coat and a turban with sword in their right hand perform the Ka Shad Mastieh in the outer circle.

The Shad Suk Mynsiem reflects the #matrilineal and #patrilineal aspect of the Khasi #society. The man with whips and swords circles the virgins, as #protectors of the #honors of #womanhood having a single #strength and resource while the men have in them twelve strength and #resource

The grand finale is the #performance of a Thanks Giving Dance called '#ShadPhur', which is now called "#ShadSukMynsiem." #shillong #Meghalaya #samsunggalaxynote8 #galaxynote8 #note8photography @samsungmobile @samsungindia #shotwithNote8 #incredibleindia #india #note8 #northeast

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i hate motherhood today.
this whole week in fact.
it feels too constrictive,
too full of chaos.
the drone of near constant noise is chafing at my heart.
the nagging belief that i’m doing more harm than good, that i’ve damaged them, has her hands wrapped tight around my throat.
and i’m looking over my shoulder to see if anyone has caught on to the fact that i don’t know what i’m doing.
but i keep coming back to their faces; i love the exquisite landscape of their faces.
the way the hazel-eyed one has a perfect triangle of freckles on his right cheek and the blue-eyed one has thick straw coloured lashes that i swear belong on a lion.
the way their skin is like velvet, covered with soft downy hair, as it stretches over cheekbones and across the expanses of jawlines and foreheads.
i know the geography of their faces by heart.
i also know this feeling won’t last. it never does.
so for now, for now, i tuck myself away in my room.
i hide myself just as much as i find my self down at the river.
i demand that we go on walks together to the forest to see if the rain has woken up the mushrooms.
i remind myself that there are days where i can set my mothering standard to simply keeping them alive and that these are those days.
i remind myself that it’s hard because it is growth; that these tiny mirror humans are shining light onto the shit i still need to heal in myself.
i remind myself that even when i hate motherhood, i am so utterly in love with them as humans.

These are two of only few photos I have with my father. My father is toxic as hell, so let’s talk about Machismo.
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As I’ve said earlier in a post on why I identify as Xicana specifically, my grandmother rejected much of our Mexican culture but managed to expose our family to the most toxic colonial aspects. One of these was Machismo.
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For a clear picture of Machismo you need look no further than my SUPPOSED ancestor Hernán Cortés. Many Latinx families have ancestral myths surrounding conquistadors, which is another toxic colonial hold over. My grandmother insisted, with pride despite Cortes raping our ancestors, that we were direct descendants. This worshipping of brutal domination dressed up in the flamboyances of Latin culture is intrinsic to Machismo.
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While my Chicano father lacked much of this flamboyant cultural flare the deeper entitlement & domination were passed on. My grandmother hated men because she’d been abused all her life. The grandfather I had idolized growing up had actually abused her. Her father had been the full toxic embodiment of Machismo. But she didn’t stop the cycle.
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Machismo was treating my father like a little prince his whole life, like a tiny conquistador whose demands were unceasingly met. Nana enabled my father, David, all his life. She doted on him even as she hated him for being a man, even as she created a man who mirrored her own abusers.
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Machismo is a culture of pure domination with a spicy flare. I’ve often wondered about my great grandma. I never got to meet her but I always wonder would I be more connected if I had. My Nana never talked about her. She was where Nana’s Brownness and our Indigenous roots came from. She never even learned English, she was so much closer to our roots.
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But that’s the other piece of Machismo, it’s distinctly colonial. Many Mestizx Indigenous family members are in the maternal line as Mestizaje was largely Spanish men raping and force marrying Indigenous women. Machismo was literally the tool of conquering our women.
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There is no saving Machismo. There is no safe version of it. It’s purely a culture of domination. Kill Machismo before it kills us!
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#flashbackfriday

As a race of beings we have lost touch with the sacred. We have lost touch with the deep spiritual essence of our being’ness. We need to reclaim our own [her]stories; we need to reclaim our true reality. As more and more women are doing. More and more women are remembering that there was a time when the societies of human beings that lived on this planet our home, were much more matriarchal in nature, when the values by which existence was ordered were based on a spirituality which connected us to Mother Earth, to each other, and to the universe. Those [her]stories are today being rediscovered,being brought forth. Indigenous women, Celtic women, the healers and the gatherers in whom genetic memory is stored, all women everywhere are re-membering, re-envisioning, re-weaving, re-turning the ancient knowledge, the ancient epistemologies towards the re-construction of a different political and economic paradigm for co-existence.
~Practicing Indigenous Feminism: Resistance to Imperialism Makere Stewart-Harawira 1999
#themotherline #themotherlinecoachingcohort2019 #matrilineal #matrifocal #mother #ritual #workshop #somatic #somaticexperiencing #somaticenvisioning #intergenerational #intergenerationalhealing #wombwellness #crystal #crystalhealing #crystaltherapy #gemstonehealing #gemstonetherapy #plantmedicine #arttherapy #chakras #meditation #visualization #sonic #sonichealing #prayer #altar #embodiment #herstories #her

[09·12·18] ~inspo: My mother gives me, teaches me, passes on to me (her) strength... I pray she lives longer to see everything she had sacrificed, blossom and rise high 🙌 Г#marienefare #manepoetry #mother #matrilineal #womxnhood #womanhood #wombynhood #womenwhorunwiththewolves

A rare non-Lilly post! Wishing a sweet, prosperous, and joyful new year to those who observe/celebrate. L’shana tovah! Happy new year! #lillyisajewishdogbecausehermamaisjewish #matrilineal #oksoididmanagetosneaklillyintothispost #sueme

#faceofminangkabau
Tinggal di sistem kekerabat #Matrilineal tapi lelaki tetap mempunyai peran yang sangat penting....#netizenfom
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Kedudukan laki-laki dan perempuan di dalam adat Minangkabau berada dalam posisi seimbang. Laki-laki punya hak untuk mengatur segala yang ada di dalam perkauman, baik pengaturan pemakaian dan pembagian harta pusaka. Perempuan sebagai pemilik harta pusaka dapat mempergunakan semua hasilnya untuk keperluan keluarga besarnya..,
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Peranan laki-laki di dalam dan di luar kaumnya menjadi sesuatu yang harus dijalankannya dengan seimbang dan sejalan. Tugas dan fungsi seorang laki-laki di Minangkabau masing-masing memiliki peran yang disesuaikan dengan usia dan pengamalan. •••••
#likeforlikes #budaya #minangkabau #sumaterabarat #indonesia #pesonaindonesia #minang #minangkabau #faceofminangkabau #share

#faceofminangkabau
Tinggal di sistem kekerabat #Matrilineal tapi lelaki tetap mempunyai peran yang sangat penting....#netizenfom
....
Kedudukan laki-laki dan perempuan di dalam adat Minangkabau berada dalam posisi seimbang. Laki-laki punya hak untuk mengatur segala yang ada di dalam perkauman, baik pengaturan pemakaian dan pembagian harta pusaka. Perempuan sebagai pemilik harta pusaka dapat mempergunakan semua hasilnya untuk keperluan keluarga besarnya..,
...
Peranan laki-laki di dalam dan di luar kaumnya menjadi sesuatu yang harus dijalankannya dengan seimbang dan sejalan. Tugas dan fungsi seorang laki-laki di Minangkabau masing-masing memiliki peran yang disesuaikan dengan usia dan pengamalan. •••••
#likeforlikes #budaya #minangkabau #sumaterabarat #indonesia #pesonaindonesia #minang #minangkabau #faceofminangkabau #share

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