Words cannot explain the energy of this experience--of being in the same room with so many amazing dynamic talented artists. Painting Jazz Empress Nnenna Freelon (world-renowned jazz singer, composer, producer, arranger & 6 time Grammy Nominee) was truly an honor. She embodies grace, resilience, & creativity--the jewel of Durham.
Wraps Stars was honored to be part of the Black History Month program for the Raleigh Chapter of AAN (African Ancestry Network) of Lexis Nexis. Thank you to Exotique Boutique for providing African fabric/headwraps and art. This was the whole experience with soul food, the Drum Phophet, & a presentation by the DC African American Museum. Bring the Wrap Stars Headwrapping Workshop to your organization/group. Learn more HERE.
You haven't seen gold till you've seen African Gold!! Rites of Passage Institute had the honor of creating geles (headwraps) for the North Carolina Museum of Art Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women Exhibit where you can see lots of African gold!! Bling, Bling! And the exhibit is virtual or you can go and experience the exhibit in person (available till Jan 3, 2021). These headwraps were created to complement pieces by world renown Senegalese fashion designers Khadija Aisha Ba of L'artisane and Rama Diaw of Rama Diaw Fashion.
It was nice to see it all come together when I visited the exhibit in person with my family.
In support of wellness during a time of crisis & trauma, we 2 womanprenuers unite to offer spiritual candles that will soothe your soul and help you balance. Something as simple as a candle can shift energy and offer respite.
"Look at how a single candle can defy and define darkness."
"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle."
Siedah of Celestial Enchantment is the Creatress of these beautiful Spiritual Candles. Rites of Passage Institute is honored to carry her spiritual candles, which are infused with essential oils, herbs, & crystals (what is there not to love). These candles are works of art and it can be difficult to decide if you should burn it, eat it, or just admire it! So order candles HERE, light up, add "I am Light" by India Arie to your playlist, and prepare to release, relax, and manifest! Let love illuminate your heart and total being. Ase! Ameen!
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#ujima #ujamaa #momprenuer #lightinyourheart #girlgang #illuminateyourpath #onecandlelightsanother #breathe #kuumba #imani #kindletheflame #healinglight
Moon Awareness is Self-Awareness. Women are in sync with the phases of the moon. We are all affected by the moon because the moon governs liquids/fluids and it affects our bodily fluids, especially our fertility cycle. The Full Moon is a mini celebration/release every month that nurtures us mind, body, & soul. Rites of Passage has Moon Swag Bags for every Full Moon every month to aid you in maximize the experience. This upcoming full moon will be a Full Moon in Gemini (November 30, 2020). If you really want to deepen your experience take a Moontracking Class. In the meantime, spread Lunar Love! xoxo
Next time you do a face mask, do an underarm mask too! If your armpits breakout, get swollen, if you are sensitive to deodorants, if you are ready to transition to a natural deodorant (like Aurafresh by Rites of Passage Institute) after years of using chemical conventional deodorant--it is time for an Armpit Detox!!
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