Pleasure Muse: Queen Afua
- Born Helen Odel Robinson changed her name to Queen Afua
- She was raised in Harlem at the height of the Black Nationalist Movement and was a community organizer.
- As a child, she suffered from asthma, allergies, eczema and debilitating cramps and at 15 years old, started a lifelong investigation, and practice of healing herself – she started daily exercise, learning more about herbs and she changed her diet.
- She experienced dramatic healing which led her on a spiritual quest, hearing directly from God, on several occasions, instructing her which plants and herbs to use for different ailments.
- She tapped into ancient African traditions and combined those with her “impeccable listening” and intuition to launch her “Womb Healing Movement” that has helped over 1 million women.
- She has become a wellness guru to generations of Black women including cultural leaders like Erykah Badu, India Arie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Iyanla Vanzant, Lauren London and Beverly Bond.
- Queen Afua has written seven best-selling books that Center, African healing traditions and designed and led hundreds of workshops and retreats to heal Black women.
Look at yourself naked in the mirror. Relax. Smile. Say thank you to your body. Put your hands on your womb with loving kindness and imagine the inheritance of Divine Femininity that flows through you from your mother’s womb and her mother’s womb. Say I am the daughter of ____ who is the daughter of ____. Commit to listening to your womb. What is she telling you? What does she want you to shift in your life? How does she want you to heal yourself?
Awaken your womb: A Playlist
Self-Care Shopping List:
Buy the book Heal Thyself or Sacred Woman by Queen Afua on Amazon. Visit www.queenafua.com for womb retreats and juice plans. Go to a local tea shop and learn about herbal healing. Invest in a quality tea blend.
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