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Dr. M. Billye Sankofa Waters

storytelling artist

I am a published author, researcher, assistant professor, writing coach, & workshop facilitator with 20+ years experience that began in the Chicago Public Schools. I am globally Black, ethnically Chicago, generationally Hip Hop, @ least 5 generations American & biologically Tikar w/ lineage to the 14th century. I am a full Taurus moon child who converses w/ Jesus, Osun & Oya. I am proprietor of an LLC (#BlackFolxAreRic) & a NFP (#BeAResource). I am a Black boy mom and wife, a sister in a vastly rich Village of folx & a storytelling artist who uses several modalities to center narratives of the Black Diaspora to move further into God & liberation. 

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Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world. 

– bell hooks (1952 – 2021)

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Go Back and Get It 🗝✨

Go Back and Get It 🗝✨

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The Future of The Movement w/Patrisse Cullors, M. Billye Sankofa Waters and Ashanté Samuels

The Future of The Movement w/Patrisse Cullors, M. Billye Sankofa Waters and Ashanté Samuels

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UWT Coalition Building for Racial Justice Series - Feb 4th

UWT Coalition Building for Racial Justice Series - Feb 4th

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