Applications are closed for our July 2022 Cohort. Thank you to everyone who applied!
The oppression is real.
It weighs on you.
You carry the weight with grace while being the backbone of support
for yourself, your family, and your community.
All while being the moral compass of America.
You are a black womxn.
Like all people, you have the power to change the things you can and
the wisdom to let go of the things you cannot change.
In this way, you have the power to defy gravity.
You navigate internalized oppression
(imposter syndrome, self-sabotage, fear of your power, fear of success)
and institutionalized oppression
(losing loved ones, the daily grind, backlash when you are powerful or successful)
But still, you rise.
You cannot help but rise because you are built to defy gravity.
You are a black womxn.
But could your rise to freedom be even easier?
Could you rise even higher, with less effort?
Could the process of elevation be even more joyful?
YES. So let’s do it.
Join Defying Gravity, a month-long transformational program of
liberation and expansion for all black womxn.
This advanced-level spiritual practice will unleash the next levels of power and liberation you hunger for.
Audre Lorde wrote, “as women, we have come to distrust that power which rises from our deepest and non-rational knowledge….In order to perpetuate itself, every oppression must corrupt or distort those various sources of power within the culture of the oppressed that can provide energy for change. For women, this has meant a suppression of the erotic as a considered source of power and information within our lives.”
This erotic she speaks of is the complex creative power that lives within us. The power of creativity is that it boldly stalks into the unknown to see what it will find. Creativity is the dance with not-knowing that leads to knowing.
This program uses Intuitive Painting as our guide into this generative space of creativity and discovery.
Join us as we move beyond concepts into profound realization.
Defying Gravity Program
Applications due by midnight (your time zone) on June 1st, 2022
We welcome all Black Womxn including trans women, trans fem, and nonbinary, gender-expansive, and gender-fluid people who experience sexism or suffer from internalized sexism as a result of being socialized as “girls.”
Each session will build upon the week before. All participants must attend session 1.
Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST on Zoom
July 6th - Session 1
July 13th - Session 2
July 20th - Session 3
July 27th - Session 4
The practice of Intuitive Painting
Heal blocks to radical acceptance and self-expression and move past spiritual concepts to attain the direct experience of universal truths. Learn more
Reiki energy healing
Use the power of self-love to burn through stuck and stagnant pain from the past, clearing space for more of what you want - Learn more
Powerful Weekly Integration Prompts
Free! Thanks to a grant from The Pollination Project
Plus you receive:
A $50 Gift card for painting supplies
A gift box of self-care goodies
By the end of this series, you will
Begin to move from conceptual knowledge of spiritual beliefs to embodied realizations, giving you the ability to the ability to think and act from those truths
Begin to shed what no longer serves you
Begin to see how your judging mind and limiting beliefs impact what actions you let yourself take
Begin to be too much in all the ways you really want to be
We recommend you have a spiritual or therapeutic practice where you have built the capacity to be present with yourself, even when it is uncomfortable.