Sisterhood(verb) is a re-imagining of a young woman's mission. What was the #ImNotYourEnemy Movement is now a much bigger, larger hub for all things sisterhood and all things that can be sisterhood. Sisterhood(verb) is about embracing COLLABORATION, HEALING, CREATIVITY, and ABUNDANCE with each other. Sisterhood(verb) is not only about apparel. Sisterhood(verb) is about curating opportunities for women to come together and to continually question: Are we DOING sisterhood or just saying it? What does sisterhood mean? How can we sustainably manifest more sisterhood in today's world? If you find yourself on this page, you may be on your own journey in the discovery of sisterhood and what that means. You may be wanting to create, nourish, and explore sisterhood for your community and looking for a place to start. You may have a thriving definition of sisterhood and looking to build, teach, and grow. You are among friends and kin here. Reach out. Support. Spread the word. Start the conversation and together, we can manifest the community, safety, and revolution we long for...
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Spoken Word for Empowerment Curriculum
Objective: Spoken Word for Empowerment was created by poet and performer Tayllor Johnson. The foundation of the Spoken Word for Empowerment is arts integration, community-based development, and social justice. Based on her own experience as a poet, her research, and case studies she conducted during her time at Mount Holyoke College, Tayllor believes the performance poetry is a profound and effective way for young people to find and explore their voices and their world. With this curriculum, students will learn the basics of writing, editing, and performing poetry, as it connects to the school curriculum. Along the way, they will explore their own world, current events, and their voice with a critical and curious lens through, interactive activities and discussions. Students will support each other, work together, create together, and will be invited into the experience as holistic people. Over the course of the curriculum, students will explore poetry’s many faces, as well as the many facets of their own community and school culture. At the conclusion of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to share their work, epiphanies, and ideas with their school community or beyond.
##SisterhoodIsAVerb Workshop Series
What is sisterhood? Who is included? Who is excluded? How do we LIVE Sisterhood? The #SisterhoodIsAVerb Workshop Series explores these questions, as they evolve and live in us as women of color. As the workshop facilitator, Tayllor provides a safe space for self-identified women of color to be experts in their own experience and explore their personal sisterhood evolution. Together, we will learn how our personal evolution binds us all together. Some of the titles in the workshop series include: