This ongoing program curated by Water and Honeys, Sistas in Service Intl. & Lead by Iya Awujo Dvina Estrella, that teaches traditional African /Black Indigenous reproductive health practices, rituals, ceremony and etiquette as well as exploring the connections between North Africa, Central- South America, the Caribbean and African American/Black Indigenous healing traditions of the Southeastern U.S.
To re connect to the blood memory and energy of our grandmothers.
To listen to young female identified women about their
concerns, feelings, experiences with their bodies in regards to puberty,
their moon cycles and sex.
To provide them with age appropriate reproductive education.
To train these young women in how to conduct a traditional
Closing of the Hips & Bones Ceremony as done in North Africa, Central and South American for self and community care.
1. To educate young women about the moon phases
2. To teach about self care during each phase of their menstural cycle
3. To demonstrate and guide how to work with the elements and plant relatives
4. To demonstrate and guide how to lift and listen to our sisters.
5. To demonstrate and guide how to conduct a full Closing of the hips and bones ceremony
6. To teach how to work as a team, and how to be a firm leader and supporter.
7. To remind young women that spiritual ceremony is their ancestral birth rite.
8. To educate about the diverse history and origins of the curanderismo practice
9.Opportunity to be a continued support to future cohorts and develop community