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Hold your heart, on delicate, Love your body, on care.

Hold your heart, on delicate, Love your body, on care.

Nzingha here fam, heyyy..

A few weeks have passed, and not going to lie, a good old fuzzball of worry has got me a bit…ahhhhh!!! As some of you know, my kidneys are not in top function and I may one day need a transplant. With many transplant surgeries you have to be very diligent about taking therapeutic medicine everyday.

Do you have experience with taking medicine everyday? How do you help yourself remember to do so? I think despite my dance through each day, worry got me a little in its clutch. Y'all should see me now reorienting my kitchen and fridge so that it reflects more of the good things that my body deserves. Remind me to share on how salt can be a coping mechanism. Mmmhmm.

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I am also a beautiful black bear preparing for commitment to another beautiful black bear!!! We trust that the TWIN community can join us in January during the Wolf Moon for all the love and festivities. We see you! We love you. We thank you!

Zing!! Wearing a flannel top again, light lime necklace, and a light blue scarf. Behind Nzingha a crop of silver-grey skyscrapers.

Over the course of next year, I endeavor that this newsletter begin to take the shape of a book of sorts. I am hoping to follow some of the suggestions and outlines out of this site, How to Blog a Book. I actually would love some company on this endeavor. If you see yourself able to write, or draw, lesson plan or compose once a week for fifty two weeks next year, please reach out. Yes, you, that’s right, we want to here from you.

Today Tigerbear and I head to Barre, MA for a Buddhist Christian meditation retreat for black, indigenous, and people of color. We will report back in a couple of weeks on the experience. Yes to Greyhound for getting us here safely.

That’s all for now - during our Full Moon letter, we'll be hearing from guest contributor Taleigh and blkcowrie will be back with Astral & Amazing.

Hold your heart, on delicate, Love your body, on care.

More soon,

Nzingha Nomsa Taiwo Tyehemba

Six to eight jars of shea creme topped with a cowrie shell. A fresh batch coming to the TWIN fam soon soon!

On Deck

  • Saturday, October 8th - 7PM | Full Moon Foot Soak #soaklife

pieces of a poem

Eve after evening, part III ...she lifted each and always. every leaf friendly and every leaf light, inhaled every leaf loaded, every leaf lent every leaf lined, every leaf loaned, every leaf layered, every leaf lower, loved, every leaf loping, weak, deep, loping tea in the dark, waiting for souls to return. two sleep, two dream, two lope limp in the dark waiting for my soul to return. she lifted her harriet and her ida and her bee and her zora and her anarka and her ayiti and her ratón and her amandla and her heart. she lifted her heart, heavy, as well unaware that her heart was failing, unaware as cells squirmed and scratched her insides that her heart had begun to attack itself. yet, she lifted me held me across a field of time as far as valparaíso from thasos...

weeknight recipes


Don’t Take Anything Personally

From the Four Agreements:

“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.”



Like the heart, share the love, keep the peace, and have a happy week tho,