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Learn more about The Free People Project Initiatives HERE.

 

The following workshop list is a sample of just a few of the workshops that The Free People Project is available to bring to your organization. Please use the Book Me form to invite me to your city. Please use the contact form to request a custom workshop for your specific needs:

 
  Keep Yo Motha Freakin' Chakras Open   This workshop is an introduction to chakras and chakra balancing as a vital tool for self care and manifesting. It asks the questions, “When did you first know you were magic?” and “When did you stop allowing yourself to be magic?” The idea of connecting to the mystical, spiritual power that lives inside is purposed to show the participant how intentional soul work and energy clearing and shifting can change their lives forever. Yoga, meditation emphasized in this workshop.

Keep Yo Motha Freakin' Chakras Open

This workshop is an introduction to chakras and chakra balancing as a vital tool for self care and manifesting. It asks the questions, “When did you first know you were magic?” and “When did you stop allowing yourself to be magic?” The idea of connecting to the mystical, spiritual power that lives inside is purposed to show the participant how intentional soul work and energy clearing and shifting can change their lives forever. Yoga, meditation emphasized in this workshop.

        The Black Girl Curriculum: 10 Things Every Black Girl Should Know   A workshop (also presented as a series option) for teen girls of African descent (includes the 10 Things Every Black Girl Should Know workbook)

 

 

The Black Girl Curriculum:
10 Things Every Black Girl Should Know

A workshop (also presented as a series option) for teen girls of African descent (includes the 10 Things Every Black Girl Should Know workbook)

  The Free Girl Initiative: Arts, Mentoring, Education   A workshop that teaches instructors how to implement their own mentoring program for girls of African descent. (includes the 10 Things Every Black Girl Should know workbook)

The Free Girl Initiative:
Arts, Mentoring, Education

A workshop that teaches instructors how to implement their own mentoring program for girls of African descent. (includes the 10 Things Every Black Girl Should know workbook)

 
  Black Women's Body Ownership as a Justice Issue   This workshop addresses many of the ways that black women experience macro and micro-aggressions in the workplace, academia, and in every day life. How the lower timbre of black women’s voices, for example, can be mistaken as aggression and used against them in situations where they become labeled the aggressor and a nonblack person/white person is labeled the victim. This, and many other examples, are hashed out in this workshop as a tool to deconstruct negative stigmas around black women’s bodies as not their own and as wrong bodies.

Black Women's Body Ownership
as a Justice Issue

This workshop addresses many of the ways that black women experience macro and micro-aggressions in the workplace, academia, and in every day life. How the lower timbre of black women’s voices, for example, can be mistaken as aggression and used against them in situations where they become labeled the aggressor and a nonblack person/white person is labeled the victim. This, and many other examples, are hashed out in this workshop as a tool to deconstruct negative stigmas around black women’s bodies as not their own and as wrong bodies.

  Free People Wellness   Personalized meditation instruction (the importance of the preparation for, and the abundance that comes from meditation) as well as one on one group yoga classes (breaking down the negative stigmas of yoga from a spiritual perspective and teaching individualized pose series that benefit specific parts of the body).

Free People Wellness

Personalized meditation instruction (the importance of the preparation for, and the abundance that comes from meditation) as well as one on one group yoga classes (breaking down the negative stigmas of yoga from a spiritual perspective and teaching individualized pose series that benefit specific parts of the body).

  Hip Hop Womanism 101: Destiny's Child "The Writings On The Wall"     This workshop is an introduction to hip hop womanism through ethnomusicology praxis. The discussion touches on hip hop history, womanist theology and ideology, the socio-political relationship between hip hop and feminism, black women's body ownership within hip hop and beyond, the ethics of preaching/teaching to hiphop and not against hip hop, and offering various tools, ideas, and resources for preachment to millenials and igenerationers in whole and practical ways.

Hip Hop Womanism 101:
Destiny's Child "The Writings On The Wall"

 

This workshop is an introduction to hip hop womanism through ethnomusicology praxis. The discussion touches on hip hop history, womanist theology and ideology, the socio-political relationship between hip hop and feminism, black women's body ownership within hip hop and beyond, the ethics of preaching/teaching to hiphop and not against hip hop, and offering various tools, ideas, and resources for preachment to millenials and igenerationers in whole and practical ways.

EbonyJanice of The Free People Project is committed to doing the work of: Scholarship, Social Justice, Sister Empowerment, Spirituality, & Self Care.
You are in the right place to
learn more about each of these initiatives.

SCHOLARSHIP

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Beyonce & African Spirit Justice

This discussion is a workshop, lecture series, symposium topic, and a grad school course that can be taught for credit at any institution. As a series, the conversation of African Spirit Religions, Indigenous African Religions, Southern Black Spirit Themes, and the Southern Black Church are presented on an intro level. The impact of spirit on social justice movements is talked through, and the idea of #BlackGirlMagic is used as a tool to imagine the historical, present, and future ways that black women utilize the supernatural to create community and various other self love, self care rituals for sustainability in communities of oppression.

 

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Intro to Hip Hop Womanism

This workshop is an introduction to hip hop womanism through ethnomusicology praxis. The discussion touches on hip hop history, womanist theology and ideology, the socio-political relationship between hip hop and feminism, black women's body ownership within hip hop and beyond, the ethics of preaching/teaching to hiphop and not against hip hop, and offering various tools, ideas, and resources for preachment to millenials and igenerationers in whole and practical ways.

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Black, WOmen, Spirituality

EbonyJanice is currently researching and writing on the various topics related to black women’s relationship with religion. She presented in Spring of 2017 at the American Academy of Religion’s Western Region conference in Rosemead, California on the topic of “The Social Justice and Testimony Service of Beyonce’s Lemonade.” Most recently she is preparing research around naming the relationship between southern black Christianity and African spirit religions and indigenous religions.

 

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 
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INTERRUPTING RACISM

Interrupting Racism is a series of online workshops that EbonyJanice has collaborated with her best friend and founder of Blak Is Beautiful, Nikki Blak to facilitate. Interrupting Racism is a movement and a means by which freedom loving people can come together to engage in dialogue about systemic oppression, gain information about how to dismantle these systems and educate those around them, while seeking support  to maintain a healthy emotional, spiritual and mental balance while engaging in activism. 

 
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BLACK WOMEN'S BODY
OWNERSHIP AS A JUSTICE ISSUE

Wrong Bodies: A Mini Documentary on Black Womens Body Ownership as a Justice Issue coming Fall 2017, featuring discussion on all the ways that black women, historically, have not owned their bodies and dealt with discrimination in every institution (the church, academia, and the work place) because of their bodies.

 
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BEYONCE KNOWS 

This project is a tshirt, designed by EbonyJanice, that is being sold in the shop at www.thefreepeopleproject.com. A percentage of each tshirt sold goes towards the tuition of high school aged girls at PACE High School in Nyahururu, Kenya.

SISTER EMPOWERMENT

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THE END OF THIRSTINESS: LESSONS REJECTING DESPERATION, BEING WHOLE, FREE, SINGLE, & SATISFIED

EbonyJanice wrote "The End of Thirstiness" when she realized she had been in relationships being "thirsty." This is a memoir, of sorts, chronicling many of the mistakes that people make in relationships. The intention is to teach people how to be whole, free, single, and satisfied. Use the "Book Me" page to consider this as a workshop for your organization. 

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WHAT WOULD ERYKAH BADU

This product debuted in the Summer of 2017 as a bodysuit. Erykah Badu reposted it on her instagram and the proceeds from sales went on to pay for the tuition of several high school aged girls at PACE High School in Nyahururu, Kenya. It is now a long sleeve tshirt and a sweatshirt. Other versions of this product will be coming in the near future. Use the "Contact" page to learn more about how you can contribute to PACE High School's mission. It is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.

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HERE FOR THE BLACK GIRLS

This is a mission statement. "I Am Here For The Black Girls" is EbonyJanice's life mission statement. Considering herself a "black girl activist" is a serious part of her purpose and passion and daily proven in the ways that she is creating programs, products, and platforms that amplify black women as authority, brilliant, credible, and magic. 

 

SPIRITUALITY

 
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PREACH EB

Monday – Friday at 9am EST, EbonyJanice posts a daily sermon called “#PreachEb” on her IG, Twitter, Public Facebook Page and her Tumblr. This mini-sermon features a hip hop lyric which EbonyJanice translates into a scripture. The goal is to introduce practical and applicable scripture, daily, to a group of people that aren’t normally centered in sermons.


THE CHRISTIAN DEMONIC FILTER

EbonyJanice coined the term Christian Demonic Filter several years ago when she realized that her own “CDF” had been keeping her from developing relationship with people of different faiths, participating in activities and discussions that weren’t explicitly detailed in her sacred text (the Bible), while using conversation about the “CDF” as a way to address the problematic ways the “CDF” dehumanizes people and to promote intersectional faith work.

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KEEP YO MOTHA FREAKIN CHAKRAS OPEN

This workshop, first presented at the University of Chicago for the Women on the Move: Women in Academia annual conference, features an in depth introduction to chakras and the ways that we care for ourselves and others around us when we acknowledge the inherent magic our bodies possess. This workshop features focus on meditation, yoga, and chakra balancing.

 

You can use the "Book Me" page to invite EbonyJanice to
lecture, preach, or workshop any of these topics.

SELF CARE

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FIVE MILES TO JESUS:
THE RADICAL WORSHIP
THAT SAVED MY LIFE

This book is 10 chapters of strategic action that EbonyJanice took when walking and working through a deep depression in 2011. This is about self care because choosing to pursue mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness by any means necessary is a radical worship and a life line to holistic wellness.

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BODY JUSTICE HEALING SESSION

This is a series of one on one body healing therapy sessions created to address the internalized trauma black bodies carry as a result of anti-blackness, racism, discrimination, and the daily stress and pressures that are, often, unique to black men and women. Sessions include various forms of body movement, breath work, and support creating rituals for sustainable self healing practices.

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21 DAYS OF BALANCE

This is a digital coaching program that will teach and challenge you to be consistent with spirit, soul, and body work daily. For 21 days, participants receive audio coaching, guided meditations, journal and writing prompts, and 21 days of daily teaching via email daily. This is a great way to have intro coaching with EbonyJanice.

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