Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ayele Kumari : Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality?

"Coming from a culture where the divine has been described as a Caucasian male and anything opposite of that being evil, the need to see the divine in me offered a sense of empowerment and reclamation of who I am as an African Woman. To then research further and realize that the first divinity known on the planet looked like me, a black woman, brought this idea home full circle and allows me to support the development of other black girls who may still struggle with their sense of beauty, acceptance, and self worth. I can now truly see the divine in me."
Ayele Kumari
St. Louis, Mo


This is an ongoing collective writing project, initiated by Magoism: The Way of S/He and Mother Tree Sanctuary in response to the question, "Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality?" We will feature different women's answers here and on the Magoism blog in the months to come as part of this project.

Contributions are welcome.  Please email or join the discussion on the Magoism group on Facebook.


  1. You shine with divine energy! Glad you found it!

  2. I love this and share your experiences as well. It is an amazing feeling when you can finally see the divine within.

  3. Who else by a Great Mother could have birthed our beautiful and mysterious universe of universes?