"Portsha, so how was the mission trip? I would love to possibly go to Haiti and help "in that way." THIS. Not sure why I've been getting bombarded with this particular question, but maybe if I put it out there, that energy will cease.
I am NOT a missionary. I do NOT partake in mission trips. I am a Community Servant
who stands in solidarity with the people, their rituals, beliefs and customs. I'm not there to convert. Who has the audacity to force their beliefs on someone else's culture and tell them what they should and shouldn't believe, because their religion is supposedly supreme? It's disgusting and egocentric.
My Personal Mission? Here ya go: Vodou. VODOU. AND MORE VODOU! My machete is always raised. Imma keep elevating my Ancestors, pouring those libations, lighting that fire and serving Lwa. Through artistic expression, I will continue to help nurture and grow Haitian dance and musical traditions in the Bay Area, while staying committed and true to showcasing the best of folkloric dance and music, which carries in it the stories, struggles, and SPIRIT of the first free Black Republic in the world. Ayibobo.
#NotAMissionary #CommunityServant #Humanitarian #Vodouizan