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Zooming in on Living Authentically

Tune in for the fourteenth episode of “Zooming in on Sustainability” for “Living Authentically” with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Sheronda Goodwine-Barksdale of “Authentically Your Expressions.” This episode will focus on life coaching and cultural legacy and how these are sustained by living authentically.

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Support @GullahGeechee Businesses during #BlackBusinessMonth

There are many Black owned businesses, but fewer Gullah/Geechee owned businesses throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In order to keep the community safe, we are not promoting taking tours at the present time. However, that does not preclude folks from being able to support a number of other Gullah/Geechee companies that are operating restaurants and e-commerce sites. Disya da Black Business Month and Black August, so tek sum time fa support de bizness wha trulee Gullah/Geechee. Tenki Tenki!

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GOD is in the Grassroots

As an organizer of grassroots activism, I have witnessed how a grassroots movement gets something going and how those that do not want to do the hard work, sit safely away from the issue, but once they think that this issue is now one of financial benefit or media attention, they position themselves to walk in for the harvest. GOD repeated to me, “I am in the grassroots.”

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Healin We @GullahGeechee from Roots to Rest

These women all held my hands in theirs and transferred energy that protected, healed, and uplifted simultaneously.  Each of these hands had pronounced veins that seemed to mimic the roots of the herbs that they had gathered from beneath the well rooted trees in the wilderness of the islands along mountainsides.  I reflected on our flat land of the Lowcountry and the journey into the woods and around the yards with my mother whose hands are like theirs and can touch that which can nourish you in a way that is unforgettable and sustaining.

GAWD dun smile pun disya ooman!  Tenk GAWD fa de healin e bring! 

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Yeddi bout Being Naturally Geechee

Tune in to Episode 8 of “Zooming in on Sustainability”  as  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation speaks with Olubusola Abeena Adebonajo about “Being Naturally Geechee.”  Abeena is the proprietor of “Naturally Geechee.”  Tune in to hear about the entrepreneurial journey.

http://www.NaturallyGeechee.com

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Zooming in on Healing @GullahGeechee

Tune in to Episode 6 of “Zooming in on Sustainability” focused on “Healin’ @GullahGeechee” a dialogue between Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Khetnu Nefer of  A Soulful Touch Wellness.

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Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio Resonating the Signs and the Sounds of the Times

Over the many years that this broadcast has aired, it has presented the history and current events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and also celebrated the continuation of Gullah/Geechee cultural traditions. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and through the days of the on-going protests over the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, Queen Quet has continued to share the details of the stories that continue to unfold in these changes times.

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Corona Chronicle 4-Let There Be Light

“Spiritual discernment reveals that we are now in the dawn of a new era..and that new methods are waiting to be brought forth. In the coming commerce man will not be a slave to money.”

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Corona Chronicle 3-Gullah/Geechee Seeds of Survival

While at home on the family compounds, folks are learning more about their family histories and land legacies which I pray leads to them valuing the land, family, and community even more. They are learning what their elders went through to hold onto the land and the methods that they used to survive and make it through many other storms and hardships and how in the midst of all of them they could still sing, “Trouble don’t last always.”

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Gullah/Geechee Safe and Healthy

Part of my blessing has been sitting on community committees with partners at MUSC-the Medical University of South Carolina. My first steps into that institution happened over two decades ago when I was asked to come and do a keynote address for mental health professionals. I was to assist them with cultural competency since they had to work in the Gullah/Geechee community. The Q & A that day was as life changing as my presentation for the APHA. The dialogue gave me insight into the vast differences that people of various cultures have regarding stability and how that balance is to be maintained. Some continually seek outside measures through pleasure, drugs-legal and illegal, thrill seeking or risk taking and others go seeking inside spiritually, but sometimes miss the mark and think that is also an external action. Thus, they walk into and out of churches, synagogues, mosques, and locations of spiritual rituals unchanged and off balanced. I was there to help the doctors to be more receptive to overstanding spirituality and the Gullah/Geechee community and how this helps with mental stability. It was about trust. Trust in GOD. Trust in spirit. Trust in who is delivering the message. Trust in their cultural legacy as it relates to who is bringing the message.

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