Why the name “Woman1sh”?
Woman1sh Intuition LLC was created with the divine feminine energy in mind. We acknowledge that feminine energy exists within all males and females and is a major component in our ability to create healing and balance within our inner spaces (as well as our outer circumstances like career, family, etc.).
Woman1sh Intuition LLC aligns itself with womanist theology (coined by the late Dr. Katie G. Cannon) and with other belief systems that create space for the perspectives and experiences of women. Woman1sh Intuition LLC promotes the acceptance and expression of the divine feminine within each of us. Awaken god/dess!
The name Woman1sh was initially inspired by a class Deneen Tyler completed during her Masters degree program, taught by Dr. Katie G. Cannon called “Womanist, Feminist, and Mujeristas”. The number 1 that is used in place of the letter “i” serves the purpose of highliting the significance of oneness with self and oneness amongst ALL. And then further inspiration was also sparked by the following:
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