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Hoodoo Plant Mamas

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Join your Hoodoo Plant Mamas Leah Nicole and Dani Bee as they discuss growing up in the Deep South, Black spirituality, pop culture, and of course, plants!

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Nothing But Pleasure with Junauda Petrus-Nasah

November 26th, 2021


It's our season finale, and we're joined by writer and performance artist, Junauda Petrus-Nasah. We discuss the spiritual elements, pleasure …

Spirit Writing with JujuBae

November 12th, 2021


In this episode, we're talking about spirit writing with JujuBae! We discuss showing up as our full selves, writing as a healing tool and releasing …

Taking Power Back Through Art with Nadia Alexis

October 29th, 2021


In this episode, we're joined by poet and photographer Nadia Alexis. We discuss how writing and photography can fight erasure, the need to reclaim natural spaces for ourselves, and the impact Lucille Clifton's writing …

Speculation and Witnessing with Shayla Lawz

October 15th, 2021


For the one-year anniversary episode of Hoodoo Plant Mamas, we talk with fellow Aquarius, Shayla Lawz about her upcoming poetry collection …

Misafropedia and Inner Child Work with Hari Ziyad

October 1st, 2021


In this episode, we're joined by Hari Ziyad to discuss finding ourselves in Hoodoo, dismantling misafropedia, and using inner child work for our liberation.

Hari Ziyad is a screenwriter, the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitr,

Writing in the Hoodoo Tradition with Hess Love

September 17th, 2021


We're joined by Hoodoo and writer Hess Love to discuss writing, spiritual bypassing, unpacking religious beliefs, and finding a spiritual teacher.

Hess is a family advocate, co-found of the Chesapeake Conjure Society, …

We Perfect Black with Crystal Wilkinson

September 3rd, 2021


Today we're talking with Crystal Wilkinson to discuss her latest book, Perfect Black. We discuss Black girlhood, being country, food, the rural South, and our ancestors.

Crystal Wilkinson, Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, is …

Generational Grief with Julia Mallory

August 20th, 2021


We cannot avoid our grief and be free. We talk with Julia Mallory about her latest book Survivor's Guilt and how to work through our generational …

Writing the Spirit

August 6th, 2021


Welcome back to Season 3 of Hoodoo Plant Mamas! This season we're doing things a little differently and are focusing on writing in the Hoodoo tradition. Each episode will feature a different Black writer who utilizes or …

Hot Girl (Pandemic) Summer

May 14th, 2021


It's our season finale, and we're joined by Kentucky writer and dating columnist Minda Honey. We answer all your dating questions so you can start …

Children are Divine

April 30th, 2021


In this episode, we talk about our childhood experiences with spirits and death. We get into The People's Oracle, holding space for Black children, …

Free the Land, Free the Food

April 16th, 2021


We're joined by the founders of Fennigan's Farms: Claire and Amanda. This week, we're discussing the need for food sovereignty for Black and indigenous people, food injustices in the United States, and how to start …

Celebrity Activism: Liberation or Profit?

April 2nd, 2021


In this episode, we're breaking down celebrity activism. Should activists become celebrities from the state-sanctioned murders of Black people? Why …

Stories From Our Mothers

March 19th, 2021


This week, we're joined by the lovely Tasha Mac as we share the stories from our foremothers. For Women's History Month, we uplift Black women who have influenced our lives and share the lessons they taught us. We also …

Decolonize Yo Mind (And Hair!)

March 5th, 2021


This week, we're discussing decolonization, what it is and why it's important. We also discuss Tessica Brown and the need to decolonize our …

Love Spells and Dating

February 19th, 2021


It's only right that we talk about love during February. In this episode, Dani and Leah discuss how our female ancestors used love spells and binding in Hoodoo, how women today are obsessed with love, and what dating …

Sacred, Secret, and Social Media

February 5th, 2021


Welcome to season 2 of Hoodoo Plant Mamas!

In this episode, we're discussing if we need to keep our religious practices off the internet, how much of …

Mind Ya Ancestors, Mind Ya Business

December 11th, 2020


It's our last episode of 2020. Dani and Leah are discussing the need for discernment when navigating celebrity culture and African Traditional …

Finding God in Nature

November 27th, 2020


In this episode, Dani and Leah discuss finding God in nature. Looking at a conversation between Celie and Shug in The Color Purple, we contrast the …

Mississippi Myths and Misconceptions

November 13th, 2020


Since y'all can't keep Mississippi name out your mouth, this week we're tackling common myths and misconceptions about our home state. We're joined by Mississippi journalist Brittany Brown who helps us answer if …

African-American Folktales and Conspiracy Theories

October 30th, 2020


Happy Halloween! This week, we're discussing Black folktales and old wives' tales. We get into storytelling and spooky tales we shared as children. …

Ancestor Demons?

October 16th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of Hoodoo Plant Mamas!

In this episode, we discuss the history of hoodoo. We ask what is hoodoo, why our ancestors practiced it, and how it has been demonized over the centuries? We discuss …

Introducing "Hoodoo Plant Mamas"

October 8th, 2020


Introducing your Hoodoo Plant Mamas Leah Nicole and Dani Bee who discusses growing up in the Deep South, Black spirituality, pop culture, and of …

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