Supreme Gratitude to our MOTHERS!
“you were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose,
and do it courageously.” •
Facilitated by Portsha T. Jefferson, Artistic Director, Dancer, Choreographer and Vodou Practitioner, Dancing Spirits: Female Lwa Embodied Through Movement, Song, Writing & Ritual: “Salye Manman”, participants honored Ezili Danto while celebrating:
Hailing up our mama’s, grandmama’s, aunties, and all of the strong, courageous women who raised us, shaped us, nurtured us...fought for US!
We called their names.
Cried in remembrance.
Hugged one another tight.
We discussed how we honor and empower ourselves within the daily demands and how can one develop strength in oneself and courage. Participants learned a Petwo classic, “Twa Fey”, cleansed with fey, learned about Ezili Danto’s pivotal role at Ceremony Bwa Kayiman, and finally moved and grooved to the hot and fiery Petwo rhythms - all in the name of our Mothers.
Give thanks to everyone in attendance, especially my Rara Tou Limen family.
It was a beautiful evening. Thank you for trusting this process as I continue to grow, learn and develop.
Portsha’s deep, true connection with Lwa and her willingness to share her wisdom nurtures our deeper understanding and opens the road to a greater one-ness with community. Love is at the center of this work; it transforms the work from teaching to ritual to healing root magic. Listening to the rise and fall of Portsha’s beautiful voice, I knew the protection of Ezili Danto’s exquisite embrace. Salye, Manman!”