Lets Talk Culture and Purpose
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Join Akwete Tyehimba with the Pan-African Connection Bookstore for a discussion with four women whose purpose and destiny has contributed to the Cultural enrichment of our Community.
Linda Jones is a writing coach, journalist, creative artist, certified grief recovery specialist consultant, and Black culture and identity activist. She is a former staff writer for the Dallas Morning News and currently works as a writing consultant or “writing doula” through her business ManeLock Communications LLC. Linda is author of Family Scribes: Writing Memories for your Family Tree, Final Story Obituary Planner and Nappyisms: Affirmations for Nappy-headed People and Wannabes. She is founder of A Nappy Hair Affair, a collective that celebrates Black culture and natural hair.
Anyika McMillan-Herod, She is co-founder of Soul Rep Theatre Company. As a playwright, Herod was recently commissioned to write a play - DO NO HARM - a play about enslaved Black women who were used against their will for the purposes of gynecological research.
Isis Brantly is an expert African hairbraider. For over 30 years, Isis has taught African hairbraiding to everyone from out-of-work women seeking a new skill as a first step on the economic ladder to state-licensed cosmetologists interested in learning the art of African hairbraiding. Her personal fight first began in 1997 when several undercover officers entered Isis’s hairbraiding shop and arrested her for braiding hair without a cosmetology license. That experience made Isis a passionate advocate of the rights of braiders.
Tisha Crear - is from Dallas, Texas and is dedicated to preserving and creating space for healthy community to thrive. She is the owner of Recipe Oak Cliff, sharing her culture through healthy vegan food.