Womayn of the African Diaspora (WOAD) confront the reality of being in spaces in which they are simultaneously the backbones and the doormats of their communities. Forced to make the choice between surviving, or living and thriving.
Community Advocacy and Healing Project is honored to harvest the stories of WOAD and their contributions in transforming the world before and during COVID19. We are on a 21 day journey to checkin and learn from WOAD.
Womayn of the African Diaspora are working tirelessly to assist and transform their communities. It takes 21 days to create a habit. Our series is our effort in creating the habit of acknowledging, honoring, and hearing the stories of WOAD. The stories of their lives and how they are assisting girls and womayn of the African and their communities.
Our feature for the fifteenth day of our series utilizes her voice to share her message through written words and on stage as the lead in a punk band. Gerilyn "G" Hayes. G's spirit is infectious, her way of thinking necessary for the liberation of the mind, and her willingness to occupy space in the Punk community, magic. We enjoyed learning about G's work and how she flows through life.
We invite you to take a moment to pause, drink some water and listen to our session of the State of Womayn of the African Diaspora Day 15.