Marlanda SapientSoul Dekine

Marlanda SapientSoul Dekine
Visionary of Truth & Wholeness http://www.sapientsoul.com/blog

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About last night! Speaking at my alma mater alongside @mswear0322 and @hannahabonner about the real thing...priceless!

Naming everything from white supremacy to a sanitized/white-owned version of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (put some respek on that name per Rev. Bonner) 😂

We named the need for deep listening and action from the white community as well as the need for one another, knowing that if only a few hear and come along...Those are the ones. This is our work--In different ways, with different gifts, each lighting fires to transform this world!
To hear #SandraBlands voice echo inside of that chapel...gratitude for the ancestors! They are always with us. 🙌

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With all of its incompleteness or criticisms to be made, this is still #PeoplePower.
I affirm #Love, #Light, #Prayers, #Safety, & the #Power of #Intersectionality! Gratitude for your courage! ❤

Art by Judy Verhoeven

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Honored to have judged for #poetryoutloud with Kimberly Simms-Gibbs @witsendpoetry! She founded the "14 years strong and still going" open mic where I found voice! This was nearly 10 years ago. I am here doing all that I do because of having met you and others like you. You lit a fire in me! For this, I thank you and @iammoodyblack! ❤✊ Shoutout to Betsy Teter of @hubcitywriters:
"Protect the National Endowment of the Arts. Be brave and have courage." #gratitude #poetsofinstagram #poetry #poetrycommunity #spokenword #spiritofunity #poetryoutloud

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THIS. On deck from AgeOld (@displaymarketing): Introducing #KBG TEES.

Never feel that you are losing. If you are planting the seeds to grow for your community. The only higher power is the divine. Do good. Relentless for the health of the community
Shop Now! #artistsofinstagram #poets #poetsofinstagram #rbg #humanity #endracism #healing #affirmation #socialmediamarketing #startupbiz #dumptrump @blavity #blkcreatives #power #community #mentalhealth #inauguration2017 #mlkday #malcolmx #blackhistory #ourhistory #AGEOLD

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Left in our door,
#NagChampa burns slowly
away all the #fear it holds.

And all the #wounds it
has inflicted.

#AndThisIsSalvation #RethinkChurch #SapientSoul

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I know rockstars! The ones who aren't afraid to be themselves fully and let it light the fire in others... Gratitude for tribe. Want ideas on how to transform stigma and bias, talk to @bad.decisions_building.mats about mental health, any "ism", and marketing... A brave one.

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Repost from @speakdwnbarrier
Gratitude for all who wrestled together last night at Learning Us, reflecting on a broader message from Dr. King but focused primarily on the words of James Baldwin and facing his tough question together:

Why did #White #America need this and what did it uphold?

Watch the full James Baldwin interview here:
to.pbs.org/2ig77Vg

Assignment for the next Learning Us:
Read "The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nahisi Coates: theatln.tc/2j2HOHh

#gratitude #jamesbaldwin #showingup #beingpresent #antiracism #antioppression #learning #knowthyself #dialogue #deepdialogue #courage #healing #together #selfconfrontation #justice #reparations #rbg #lgbtq #intersectionality #drking #mlk #whiteness #endwhitesupremacy #thiswayforward

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Repost from @speakdwnbarrier
Day 3: Dr. King was not a lone hero. He had a team. "It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals in order for people today to recognize their potential agency as a part of an ever-expanding community of struggle." --from January's Reading for Transformation book by Angela Davis, "Freedom is a Constant Struggle"

#BayardRustin #MrsKing #TeamWork #Intersectionality #OutHisOwnMouth #OutTheirOwnMouths #lgbtq #black #history #truth #courage #power #together http://bit.ly/2iY3aG1

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I'm wearing her drug rug and she says I look so comfortable: "It's like you're walking around in a sleeping bag." #LowEnergy #TryingToBeBetter #Sniffles #WillyTacoTho

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Yesterday was Day One of #OUTHISOWNMOUTH from @speakdwnbarrier!

Visit speakdownbarriers.org and look for MLK: #OUTHISOWNMOUTH.
Watch an often unheard and unseen video of MLK, Jr. speaking on #economicinjustice. "We are going to get our check." #courage #erasure #unseen #unheard #significant #biggerpicture #bootstraps #meritocracy #americandream #american #america #speech #talk #listen #hear #feel #share #repost #antiracism #antioppression

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Watch for #OUTHISOWNMOUTH from @speakdwnbarrier via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Up until his birthday, we will release posts of #speeches & #writings from #DrKing & his team, often #unseen or #unheard.

#Repost, #share, and of utmost importance, be #transformed by the message.

#truthtelling #courage #nowhitewash #hear #transform #engage #dancewithfear #leanin #dothecrazything #power #poetsofinstagram #artistsofinstagram #healers #antiracism #antioppression #activism #humanity #peoplepower

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Repost from @margejacobsen "Community means being with others". In 2017 I'm focusing on community & our shared humanity // From Being Black: Zen and the art of living with fearlessness and grace ❤️ #MajorKey #Forward #Decolonize #Heal #Know #Be

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All day I been saying "Not today!" and this cold is like: "Nah, I'm really here...and I got yo' girl, too!" Me: "Why you gotta be so greedy?! Let's see what this concoction do tho'!" #SnowDay #Sick #StillWinningTho

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And it's still snowing... I have been coughing. Deep, deep, deep inside I can hear my grandmother saying, "Don't let that col' in here! You want fluid on your chest?!" 😭😭😭😭😭

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When people don't know or understand why you had to leave to be all of you... @lyla_flower, we lead together. Thank you.
Ok. Time to get to work. Peace out!

#BeYou #Authenticity #DontSettle #DreamAndDo

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Oh shnap! She done bought me a tie with adinkra symbols ANNNNNDDDD the rainbow... My tie is #intersectional! 😂😎 From #afroneckties

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Freedom 2017. #LOVEISLOVESTILL

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Watch, #Moana!!!

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Who dat is?!

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Why I do it.

Tag a creator who's doing it for the culture 👇🏾👇🏾 #blackcreatives #blavity #kuumba

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What's wrong with this picture?

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Kwanzaa is energizing!

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Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)// To #build and maintain our #community #together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together.

#NoMartyrs #TheWorkOfSelf #TheWorkOfUs #HeriZaKwanzaa