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One of those exhibitions that sticks in your mind forever: Haiti at Grand Palais

Back in 2014, I was in Paris on my way to Morocco with time to pass. Haiti: Two centuries of Art and Creativity, was on show at the Grand Palais. 228 more words

A Different Way Of Seeing

White & Black Magick: Morality in Magickal Practice

With the rise in popularity, especially in popular culture, that witchcraft has gained throughout the last few years, but especially within the last year, there has been much discussion of the co-opting of traditions and magickal work from people of color by white witches and white magick workers. 1,405 more words


Breathing Underwater

This is an important and poignant time of year for me. A handful of years ago, fresh out of a relationship and not really sure where I was going in life, I took an old friend who I had recently come back into contact with up on his invitation to attend a Haitian vodou ceremony at his initiatory mother’s house. 1,196 more words

Upcoming opportunity: All Soul's Novena

On October 25th, I begin a novena for All Soul’s Day. A novena is a 9 day series of prayers for a cause or particular divinity, and my novena for All Soul’s Day is for the dead of all sorts. 494 more words

Lia's Mental Battle After Her Pregnancy

I was once greeted at the home of a young woman named Lia who was bedridden since her recent delivery. The narrow, uneven staircase leading to her 3-piece apartment, on the second floor immediately struck me. 970 more words


The Way Leads On to the Way

It’s been a busy couple weeks over this way, and a lot of stuff is happening both rapidly and slowly.

Last weekend, we mounted lave tet in Boston, which made for a long weekend Doing Stuff with family. 1,743 more words


“A compelling account of the zombi as an anthropological reality and evocative symbol of a state of dispossession, desperation, and death.”—Roger Luckhurst, author of Zombies: A Cultural History… 336 more words