edxi betts published in Root Work Journal

edxi betts, the 2020-2021 Feminist & Gender Studies Artist-in-Residence recently published "Whose Imagination Are We Using To Free Ourselves?" in the inaugural volume and issue of Root Work Journal: Representing the Bloodlines of Black Life.

Root Work, currently curated by Jari Bradley, Nina Monet Reynoso, Tonesha Russell, Deaidre White, is a "collective of artists, thinkers, dreamers, of Black people who refuse to be undertaken by the captivity of this present world." They take the position that "the bloodlines of Black people are interconnected at the roots of our spiritual perceptions" and that "these spiritual processes are based upon ancient paradigms of laws that allow us to tap into our innate abilities grounded in ancestral power, envisioning "rootwork as a way for us to gather, meditate, grieve and manifest together as a way to carry on the joys and wisdom of our ancestors."

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