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God Help Us


Mar 12, 2020

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Lyvonne Proverbs is a black woman, a pastor, and a body- and sex-positive writer who is dedicated to tending to the mental, physical, sexual, and spiritual health of black women, for their own sake, and as an act of community justice in the US and in the world and invites white listeners to examine their own role in white supremecist, misogynistic power structures. 

In this episode, Lyvonne and I talk about how trauma crops up and impacts our everyday lives and relationships and how that plays into politics, specifically public response to (former) Democratic primary candidates Mike Bloomberg, Liz Warren, and Pete Buttigieg.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

TED Talk by Kimberle Crenshaw on intersectionality

TED Talk by Jackson Katz on male sexual violence

Shawn Ginwright’s work on healing-centered engagement

Alice Walker’s definition of “womanist”

Sexuality and the Black Church: a Womanist Perspective

Ebony Janice Moore

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I’m Annie Mesaros: a theologian, writer, spiritual guide, and host of this podcast. I offer coaching and facilitation for individuals and groups that are working to transform the world for good. 

Learn more and contact me at anniemesaros.com. Follow the podcast on Instagram @godhelppod.