When I started this website IN 2017, I had no idea what it would grow to become. I knew I wanted it to be a safe space for all things related to womanhood (to include perspectives of womanhood from the point of view of black women). At that time, I felt like many of the women I knew felt their voices were not welcomed in certain spaces and so I wanted a place where I (and we) had full control over what was expressed (without needing to filter or censor the message). I’ve learned a great deal about myself over the past year and now, after using this website to share my journey towards womb healing and reclaiming my divine feminine power, I’ll share details of the spiritual practices and divination tools I used (and continue to use) to heal spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. As I continue to grow and learn, this site will also continue to evolve.
Thank you to each of you who are joining this journey with me. I hope that you enjoy the content and that it adds a bit of Light and Love to your day.
What Is This Blog About?
Blog posts are created to highlight topics that apply to most community’s from the perspective of the Divine Feminine. Topics might include:
- Wholeness through healing and forgiveness
- Sacred love within various types of relationships
- Regular practices for spiritual growth
- Sensuality and sexuality
- Self care/love
- Creating and honoring sacred space
- Feminine energy
- Black Womanhood
- LOVE for humanity
- Divination (Intuitive Tarot Readings, Astrology, Numerology) *Newly Added*
Why the name “Woman1sh”?
Womanist.1. From womanish. (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e. frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “you acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered “good” for one. Interested in grown up doings. Acting grown up. Being grown up. Interchangeable with another black folk expression: “You trying to be grown.” Responsible. In charge. Serious.
2. Also: A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual men, sexually and/or nonsexually. Committed to survival and wholeness of entire people, male and female. Not a separatist, except periodically, for health. Traditionally a universalist, as in: “Mama, why are we brown, pink, and yellow, and our cousins are white, beige and black?” Ans. “Well, you know the colored race is just like a flower garden, with every color flower represented.” Traditionally capable, as in: “Mama, I’m walking to Canada and I’m taking you and a bunch of other slaves with me.” Reply: “It wouldn’t be the first time.”
3. Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness. Loves struggle. Loves the Folk. Loves herself. Regardless.
4. Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
Alice Walker’s Definition of a “Womanist” from In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose Copyright 1983.
Get to Know Deneen
“I use tarot, meditation and other methods to help you tap into your divine feminine power and heal yourself” ~Deneen BA MDiv. | Practitioner & Educator of Spiritual Healing Arts