A Conversation about Healing our Little Girls

With over 1,000 views, I am excited to share with you all an end of the yer conversation about healing our little girls so she can dream 2017 in her most powerful way

In Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic with Lilada Gee, founder of Lilada’s Living Room– a not for profit organization committed to creating a safe space for girls and women to heal from the devasation of sexual abuse.

Here our conversation in my living room in Puerto Plata about healing our little girls. #blackwomanheal

 

In Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic with Dayanara Marte talking about healing our little girls. #blackwomanheal

Posted by Lilada Gee on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Statement in Solidarity with the Global Women’s March 2017

As women from all over the world prepare to gather and march on Jan 20th, global healers are also preparing to hold the rim of the circle for them. In BOLD Rebirth is organizing a global call to send them off in prayer, invoking them in light and protection and making sure that our ancestors lead the march.

We have always know that the battle against humanity is also a spiritual war. The cost of capitalism and violence against women and girls and the LGBT community and black folk is their power, their aliveness, their creativity and in essence their SPIRIT.

As women, young girls, and communities all over the world prepare to March on Jan 21st, it is imperative that they prepare not just for their physical safety but their spiritual safety as well. We need healing spaces. We are creating a safe space for those of us unable to attend marchs (because of work, mental health, accessibility or other needs) to join the call. We are ALL in this together. We need those attending to know that they are not alone. That we are watching, we are witnessing, we are holding them, containing, praying, conjuring, burning candles, and doing rituals for their safety mind, body and spirit.

THIS IS A GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION for HEALERS all over the WORLD,hosted by Stephanie Syd Yang and Dayanara Marte and you our partners this Friday, Jan 20th, 9am PST, 10am MST, 11am, CST and 12pm EST to prepare ourselves spirituality and conjure what we want to be inaugurating this weekend and for the next four years.

Pre-election and post-inauguration and everyday and moment in between women and women of color specifically have been holding their breathe and their bodies as they have experienced violence on all fronts, mind, body and spirit. And they will March anyway, survivors and victims.

As always women once again will put their bodies and spirits on the line and they will need the support of something so much bigger than them…their spirituality! We will let them know that with all their failed attempts our spirit are still here and more powerful than ever.

Join us to
1. Call in your ancestors, who do you want to march with you this weekend?
2. Vision what you want to inaugurate this weekend in your life and for the world and for the work you are doing?
3. Invoke spiritual warriors and freedom fighters that we want to lead this march and have our sides, back , front, and who we want above and below?
4. Create a spiritual safety plan and medicine bag? What do you need to take with you?

Here is what you can and should do this week to prepare yourself, your organization, your constituency and the people going with you. ATTEND the call this FRIDAY, Jan 20th from 12:00-1:00pm EST, Spiritual Warrior: Inauguration Send Off. We will host a global conference call to prepare individually and spiritually for the March, talk about the impact that Marching may have on you during the event and what you can do, gather some resources and talk about next steps after the march is over.

Stay tuned for more details on our post-March debrief call, happening a few days after the March.This will also be a safe space to heal, release and share.

What makes moments like this historical is not just the change that transpires in the world but the power that women have to unite their spiritual energies and create visible magic at a point in time when they are the most invisible and when their spirituality is what capitalism fears the most.

HEALERS gather as a call to action from their ancestors on this day. We are making a call to the healers of this world to prepare us spiritually to march and gives us our cultural tools of resistance against any violence that may occur on January 21st . We arm our communities with the spiritual tools of our ancestors because it is our human right.

Spiritual Warriors United
Dayanara Marte and Stephanie Syd Yang

For those who were unable to join the call, the following is the recording.

Listen in to join the prayers, meditations, centering practices and gifts from a variety of powerful healers: Dayanara Marte, Zoe Flowers, Guadalupe Rocio Chavez, Jessica Robinson, Stephanie Syd Yang

http://bluejaguarlove.com/2017/01/spiritual-warriors-unite-prayer-invocation-call/

Global call to Prayer: Spiritual Warriors United

On Friday, Jan 20, 2017 — many gathered on a Global prayer call hosted by myself Dayanara Marte  and Stephanie Syd Yang , to invoke protection, connection + our ancestors as we headed into a powerful weekend of protests and Marches to stand up for the rights of all those being erased and attacked by the new government administration.

For those who were unable to join the call, the following is the recording.

Listen in to join the prayers, meditations, centering practices and gifts from a variety of powerful healers: Dayanara Marte, Zoe Flowers, Guadalupe Rocio Chavez, Jessica Robinson, Stephanie Syd Yang

with much love + respect,

Spiritual Warriors Unite – Prayer + Invocation Call

 

Get Out Of Your Own Way: Spiritual Empowerment

Get out of your own way in 2017. I am so honored to have spoke at this amazing event just in time for the new year. In case you missed it and want to learn how to get of your own way this year listen below.

For victims and survivors of violence learning how to get out of our own way very important on the healing journey and one of the most difficult tasks. Let me share with you 5 takeaways that I got for myself that I will take on in practice this 2017.

1. Spirituality is ever evolving.
2. Spirituality is a personal journey.
3. Spirituality is about creating change.
4. The cost of capitalism, violence and oppression is our spirituality.
5. Spirituality is everything we do to become more than our stories and heal from our past.

To hear more click on the link below and listen for yourself. Join me as I get out of my own way and say yes to more opportunities like this year.

Get Out of Your Own Way in 2017: Spiritual Empowerment with our expert Panel Abiola Abrams, Tera Carissa Hodges, Dayanara Marte and host Lilada Gee.

Get Out of Your Own Way: Spiritual Empowerment

 

 

National Call for Women of Color in Leadership

SAVE the DATE March 7th, 2017  7pm-8:30pm EST
Join your host Dayanara Marte  and Zoe Flowers, Tuesday, March 7th from 7pm-8:30pm EST.
2nd National Call for women of color in leadership for a moment of debrief and exhale from a
Inspired by our first call… with over 80 registrants on Feb 7th, women of color from all over the US got together to exhale, to share, to hear and to see each other in a world deeming them invisible. With such an amazing energy, there was no way we could walk away without thinking about what’s next and how we can stay connected over the next couple of months. The need for women of color to convene and share resources and energy is needed now more than ever.
Our first call was dedicated to a state of emergency that the new administration has created in our nation and specifically in the lives of people of color all around the world. This call is dedicated to the STATE of WTF…from immigration raids to victims of domestic violence being deported, families torn apart, and still the impending cuts on well everything, fear still creeps into our beds at night and wakes us up in the morning as we do not know what our communities will be facing the next day.
Are you an executive director, a service provider, activist, organizer, advocate, healer, consultant, social worker ? Are you a women of color in a position of leadership serving immigrants, women and girls, incarcerated and LGBT and are feeling the impact by the political climate? Are you being impacted by the possible cuts in Obama Care, Violence against Women Act? Are you fearful for yourself, family and community because of the immigration raids and the ban on immigrants? Are you a refugee, immigrant, sexual assault and war survivor being triggered by what’s happening?
SAVE the DATE March 7th, 2017  7pm-8:30pm EST. Register today @​http://bit.ly/2mvHLpX  For More info please contact inboldrebirth@gmail or zoebahna@gmail.com
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 Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
2pm-3:30pm EST

REGISTER TODAY @

Join your host Dayanara Marte   and Zoe Flowers in collaboration with Black Women’s Blueprint  and Women of Color Network, Inc. National call for women of color in leadership for a moment of debrief and exhale.

Are you an executive director, a service provider, activist, organizer, advocate, healer, consultant, social worker ? Areyou a women of color in a position of leadership serving immigrants, women and girls, incarcerated and LGBT and are feeling the impact by the political climate? Are you being impacted by the possible cuts in Obama Care, Violence against Women Act and the ban on immigrants? Are you a refugee, immigrant, sexual assault and war survivor being triggered by what’s happening?
Then Save your Spot & REGISTER TODAY at http://bit.ly/2jBXjHO
Join us from where ever you are Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017. Take your lunch, listen on the bus, make it a staff meeting or family affair from your house but don’t miss it.
In BOLD Rebirth

 

SAN-DIEGO June 6-10th Dealing with Vicarious Trauma

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Dayanara will be sharing her knowledge with participants at the upcoming 2016 Enhancing Capacity Seminar presented by The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) in partnership with the U. S. Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women.

The Enhancing Capacity Seminar, “Culturally Specific Services Addressing Sexual Assault”, will be held Monday, June 6th – Friday, June 10th, 2016 in San Diego, California. The purpose of the Enhancing Capacity Seminar on “Culturally Specific Services Addressing Sexual Assault” is to enhance the capacity of Communities of Color organizations to provide culturally specific services addressing sexual assault. The Capacity Seminar will provide intensive skills based training and information on how to engage in culturally specific program planning and implementation strategies (particularly services and outreach) that reflect the occurrence and complexity of sexual assault in Communities of Color.

Dayanara will facilitate Dealing with Vicarious Trauma –  She will explore secondary trauma of advocates as well as self-care methods and resources. 

SheLeadsRadio: Rebirth, Resilient, Resound

Listen to me talk about In BOLD Rebirth on She Leads Radio with Piper Anderson
she leads radio
Piper Anderson

TOPIC: Rebirth, Resilient, Resound!  Our stories have the power to heal and incite social change. I share the mic with  Artistic Creators of Coming Out Muslim, Wazina Zondon and Terna Tilley-Gyado.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sheleadsradio/2011/10/15/rebirth-resilience-resound

ATLANTA- May 22-25th @ SisterSong

 

You are what the movement has been waiting for... Monica Raye Simpson

You are what the movement has been waiting for… to Monica Raye Simpson from her amazing staff! 

 

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Sister Song is committed to building the personal capacity of their staff as the foundation for building a sustainable organization and reproductive justice movement. Black women need to trust themselves and each other in order for the world to #TrustBlackWomen!

#TrustBlackWomen

If the world trusted black women, if black women trusted themselves and each other what world would we live in and what’s at stake?

Altar

Bringing all of ourselves into the space, honoring the little girl within, setting the intention of the day, invoking elements and ancestors of this land and the elements that live within… we carved into the spring candle Truth, Power, Liberation and Love and that is who we will be in this space throughout the day!

Dayanara Marte- Outing CSA

Outing CSA

Dayanara is a stand to Out Child Sexual Abuse. Join me and the Heal2End Project and all victims and survivors who have sent in their videos and those silent in the world and send in your video to not only out CSA but to take your personal journey of healing to another level and our collective journey of liberation manifest.

Check out my video, Dayanara Marte on Outing CSA

CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNING: Child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, survivor Brown woman, wearing long shoulder length colorful earnings, red, green and yellow stripped head wrap. Has stud jewelry on a nose and labret piercing. Medium shot, wearing a black shirt, sitting in from of a white backdrop (wall/window with shear white curtains), speaking into camera/to audience.

H2EHeaderLogohttp://heal2end.com/h2e/2016/…/10/dayanara-marte-outing-csa/

Creating a video to out any trauma in our lives is very impactful. It takes courage and vulnerability. Read my initial reaction when I saw the video “Omg omg , being present to the feelings I’m having right now. I have written about it, I have spoken about it but to put this on video omg that’s a whole another thing. Thank you to Ignacio G Rivera from The HEAL project and Amita Swadhin and Maria Benbow for being one of the first videos I saw that helped me say fuck it I’m going to jump in and do it too! And to All the others who have submitted their videos to Heal2End Child Sexual Abuse.‪#‎outingCSA‬

It takes even more courage to take a stand against it. Read the project leaders, Ignacio Rivera’s response “Gracias! Thank you and Bo’matum Dayanara Marte and all the survivors who have and are able to participate in Outing CSA. We need to be talking about this broadly, openly and give face to it.”

To find out more about the project Meet Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellow, Ignacio Rivera

NYC May-June 2016

May -June 2016 Dayanara Marte Associate Artists @ Body Ecology Spring Intensive

You are invited to join me at the culminating ritual on June 18 at 7 pm at Hi-Arts: A New Home for Hip Hop Arts and Urban Culture.

body ecology2“I am art, I am creativity! My life, this life, is a performance where I have taken on many identities, roles and characters that have impacted me. However, I understand that non are who I am. There is a difference between who I am and what I do . I am a spiritual cultural worker on this human earth doing the goddesses job. With all the violence happening you have to be really creative in how you show up under the circumstances it puts you in. As a human rights activist, in my practice I use my ancestors healing tools to reclaim the creativity of the mind, body and spirit of women and girls from poverty, neglect, oppression and violence. When our health is absent the creativity that we are and our body as art form cannot manifest.” Dayanara Marte

Congrats to me! This spring I have been accepted to The Body Ecology Womanist Performance Intensive as an associate artist and I will be liberating my body as I use it in action and service of my heart. Thank you Ebony Noelle Golden founder of Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative and the Body Ecology crew and other accepted associate artists. I will be healing and creating with ten dynamic Associate Artists who span a range of practices, experience, and expertise in healing, performance, organizing, and education. They join BDAC from all over New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC. I am excited to be a part of the Body Ecology family.

body ecology

While most of the intensive is specifically crafted for the Associate Artists, there will be several opportunities for the public to engage with the cohort.  Additionally, you are invited to join us at the culminating ritual on June 18 at 7 pm at Hi-Arts: A New Home for Hip Hop Arts and Urban Culture.  More information will be available here and on Body Ecology’s Facebook page.