Mandou Billye Sankofa Waters
My name translates to Queen Mother, Warrior. Go back and retrieve what is useful through heaven and earth. I am daughter of Mary & Bill; a storytelling Blackgirl within a vastIy rich Village of folx who uses several modalities with folx to co-construct, embody, and share knowledges. We center narratives of the Black Diapora to move further into God & liberation.
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)