Welcome to the Black Women's Dept. of Labor - a project and podcast by Taja Lindley about race, gender, and the double entendre of labor: to work and to give birth.
The first episode premieres Wednesday April 13th, 2022 during Black Maternal Health week! Tune in every other Wednesday for dynamic stories, conversations and analysis.
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Creator, Host and HBIC: Taja Lindley
Audio Engineering by Lilah Larson
Music by Emma Alabaster who also served as the Pre-Production Associate Producer
Additional Music Production by Chip Belton
Vocals by Patience Sings
Mixing and Mastering by Chip Belton
Lyrics by Taja Lindley and Emma Alabaster
Logo and Graphic Design Templates by Homegirl HQ
This podcast is produced by Colored Girls Hustle
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Producer’s Note: The Black Women's Dept. of Labor is produced as a podcast. Transcripts are generated using a combination of transcription software and human transcribers, and may contain typos. Please confirm accuracy before quoting by contacting us.
[00:00:00] My labor's the foundation. Life at the intersections. I am my own creation. I do not dream of work.
I don't feel responsible for racism, so I don't feel responsible for dismantling it.
What does it mean to presume that someone else should do work for you?
What do you really think you want to do with your life?
How do we thrive?
Why am I working nine to five?
Why do I have to have a lifestyle focused around making money to pay to live?
The marketplace is not a place of kinship.
Black women the foundation. Life at the intersections. Source of divine creations. Now listen, now converse.
[00:01:00] I saw my daughter for the first time in a vision while I was meditating.
Every two week wait, my imagination would give birth to this baby.
We're the ones who can imagine something outside of white supremacy and racial capitalism, because we don't have a stake in it.
The purpose of work is to support our play.
Using our labor for more than wages. Our bliss, our rage – they’re both contagious. Beyond the grind, we move through time. Joys is the compass. We live in our purpose.
Telling our own stories, birthing new possibilities.
Tune in to hear stories and conversations, examining the intersections of race, gender, and the double entendre of labor: to work and to give birth.
Visit BlackWomensLabor.com to learn more.
This podcast is created and hosted by Taja Lindley, also known as the HBIC.
Audio engineering by Lilah Larson.
Music by Emma Alabaster, who also served as the Pre-Production Associate Producer.
Additional music production by Chip Belton.
Vocals by Patience Sings.
Mixing and mastering by Chip Belton.
Lyrics by Taja Lindley and Emma Alabaster.
Logo and graphic design templates by Homegirl HQ.
This podcast is produced by Colored Girls Hustle.
Telling our own stories. Birthing new possibilities.
.[00:03:00]Birthing new possibilities of rest.
Birthing new possibilities of play.
Birthing new possibilities of pleasure.
Birthing new possibilities of purpose.
Birthing new possibilities of love.
Birthing new possibilities of presence.