For today’s Diverse Mind-Body Spirit Voice recommendation, I’ll be sharing about an artist and creative writer who leads interactive workshops related to decolonization and spirituality, facilitates healing through Inner Dance, and acts as a culture bearer for Pinay womxn.
JL’s work integrates healing and social activism by providing creative sacred space for both inner work and communal gathering, with a special focus on Pinay womxn of the diaspora. She has created the Kapwa Tarot Deck, a 79 card series that incorporates Pilipino wisdom and sacred imagery.
About the Author
“Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, healer and activist who seeks to elevate narratives of remembering self as a reflection of her own life’s journey toward decolonizing, re-indigenizing and humanizing self.
She has traveled to communities throughout the world sharing her cultivated knowledge of processes that activate and support self and community healing and empowerment. Particularly, JL has commited herself to bringing the presence of her ancestors from the Philippine diaspora into every space, with cultural teachings and practices being implemented in all of her work. Her invitation to all those that exchange and engage with her is to Re-member, connecting to all the people and places ancestral, present day communal and familial and descendant that makes us and grows us into who we are.
She is a core member of The Center for Babaylan Studies, an Inner Dance facilitator, and founder of Butikaryo mga Babae, which creates sacred space for Pinay Womxn Healers seeking to learn and remember healing practice and knowledge connected to our ancestral traditions.”
Source: Provided by author
In Her Voice
“Let Your Actions Be Prayer
Let Your Creations Be Prayer
Let Your Life Be Prayer
And May All Your Prayer Be Powerful”
“I pray you are patient with all the parts of your self
as they work for your liberation
May their union be a reminder that
In order to create a radically different world
We must survive this one”
Facebook: Jana Lynne Umipig