It was recorded, line by line, from a space of deep intuition and love after a period of intensive ancestral womb healing and ritual in the Southern Bantu and Xulu traditions of South Africa by multidimensional artist and healer, Jillian Walker.
Jillian Walker (she/her) is a singer, writer/playwright, composer, cultural and spirit worker, thinker, and healer devoted to remembering ancestral ways through her work and life.
She draws deeply on her training as a dramaturg (MFA Columbia), her Afro-indigenous studies, and the ongoing work of Black feminist thinkers to bring her sacred work(ing)s to the stage and beyond.
Some of her work(ings) include The NY Times-praised ancestral epic, SKiNFOLK: An American Show: which received several honors including a 2020 Lilly Award, and Antonyo for Best Orchestrations, and a place on the Kilroys List; the award-winning play, Sarah’s Salt. (Columbia@Roundabout, The Relentless Award, Honorable Mention); the mutli-form media piece, Songs of Speculation (which won the inaugural “Audio Unbound” Award from Third Coast); and the Black feminist thought-infused concert, Blue Ink: A Night with Jillian Walker, which performed to a sold-out audience at Joe’s Pub.
Jillian is currently working on several spirit-guided projects and collaborations, including an online ancestral writing course, a series of lyrical essays, video and new media works, a new play, her time-bending newsletter, The Free List, and yet to be un/defined visions for the present.
This meditation is partnered with an aromatically stunning Wild Honey candle made with love by Lomar Farms, evoking our collaborative intention for individual and collective healing. Light it will you listen, come into your body, reconnect, steam, heal, and remember your innate wholeness.