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Our Ancestral Mothers The True Bad & Bougie






I woke up this morning with my mind stayed on Our Ancestral Mothers. As I reflected on Their power, Their efficacy, Their Care & consideration for us all, I was also reminded of exactly who & what a woman of African descent is. And that’s when the coral crowns came to mind. In the old Benin empire (home of the Anago) the most prized natural resource was red coral, sacred to Olokun, it carried the ASE of wealth & status.


The picture of the carving at the beginning of this blog is the Queen Mother of Benin, her coral extending from her collar bone to her chin. Giving new meaning to “came through drippin”. The other pictures are of modern Benin brides draped in red coral from head to toe.


I post these as a reminder that jaw dropping luxury is our default as African women. We expect & are drawn to nothing less than the absolute best. Many times we are chided for being too ambitious, too focused on success & our careers & our money…so I placed the reminders here so that we can remember from whence we come & understand that internal push we have to realize our highest potential.


Society will try to convince us that bad & bougie is only the purview of mulattas who chase rich men , I posted these pics to shatter that illusion. We always been the baddest & the bougiest…fuck Whatchu heard .


Lean in to your highest self, your best self, your most petted, pampered & adored self …it’s your birthright


🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Iya, can we purchase this replay if we missed the first class in this series?

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The Iyalosa
The Iyalosa
28 jul 2022

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81181490850?pwd=dnhvZnBWRTdHN3d4bjF3clFxVTB0Zz09 we are moving this dicussion to zoom I am not sure what WIx is doing tonight

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The Iyalosa
The Iyalosa
28 jul 2022

I’m emailing a link for the livestream to you now

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Sha Bella
Sha Bella
28 jul 2022

How do you access the class?????? I've paid and I'm on the list for tonight and have no idea how to get in

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One of my daily affirmations is: I give thanks that I dwell in exquisite, nurturing environments that are overflowing in love, joy, laughter, opulence and prosperity at all times! I LOVE only THE best and always choose THE best unapologetically! I was created for this life! Thank you for the external confirmation that this is my birthright 💚

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