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Hoodoo Plant Mamas

Nov 26, 2021

It's our season finale, and we're joined by writer and performance artist, Junauda Petrus-Nasah. We discuss the spiritual elements, pleasure politics, queerness, and family dynamics of her young adult novel, The Stars and the Blackness Between Them. We also get into our love of Whitney Houston, abolition work, and the...


Nov 12, 2021

In this episode, we're talking about spirit writing with JujuBae! We discuss showing up as our full selves, writing as a healing tool and releasing ritual, and the role media plays in African Traditional and Diasporic Religions.

This episode is sponsored by Biddie's Baby Cakes. Biddie's Baby Cakes is a family-owned...


Oct 29, 2021

In this episode, we're joined by poet and photographer Nadia Alexis. We discuss how writing and photography can fight erasure, the need to reclaim natural spaces for ourselves, and the impact Lucille Clifton's writing has on Black women.

Nadia Alexis is a poet and photographer born in Harlem, NYC to Haitian immigrants...


Oct 15, 2021

For the one-year anniversary episode of Hoodoo Plant Mamas, we talk with fellow Aquarius, Shayla Lawz about her upcoming poetry collection "speculation, n." We dive into the difficulty of witnessing state-sanctioned violence against Black people as well as the music that helps us process it all.

Shayla Lawz is a writer...


Oct 1, 2021

In this episode, we're joined by Hari Ziyad to discuss finding ourselves in Hoodoo, dismantling misafropedia, and using inner child work for our liberation.

Hari Ziyad is a screenwriter, the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitr, and the bestselling author of Black Boy Out of Time (Little A). Previously, they were the...