January & July: Power Tools

  • A 12-month mentoring program featuring a monthly curriculum with suggested guided reading, listening, and video materials
  • Monthly mentoring sessions with some of the most profound spiritual leaders of our generation such as Sharde Martin, Thea Monyee, Lyvonne Briggs, Khadijah & Zakiyyah Abdul Mateen of Unearth & Bloom, Jade T. Perry, EbonyJanice – and more.
  • Have access to monthly LIVE mentoring sessions and to the playback for the lifetime of your mentorship program
  • Gain monthly access to a group chat to ask questions of the guest mentors and EbonyJanice
  • Learn strategies that will support you in deepening your spiritual life
  • Receive accountability on your journey that will support you in sustaining
  • If you are a non-black woman that has been wanting spiritual mentoring through DYF – this program is open to you.

FACILITATORS INCLUDE:

February & August: Deepening Our Spiritual Life Through Prayer

SHARDE MARTIN

@shardemus

March & September: Pleasure

THEA MONYEE

@theamonyee

April & October: Reclaiming the Body

LYVONNE BRIGGS

@lyvonnep

May & November: Integrative Healing&

UNEARTH & BLOOM
@unearthandbloom

June & December: Rituals

JADE T. PERRY

@jadetperry

Sharde D. Martin is one of Atlanta’s best up-and-coming treasures. Through insight, wisdom and innovation that transcends her years, she’s quickly emerging as a powerful transformational thinker and prophetic reformer that isn’t afraid to challenge blockades of the status quo in an effort to bridge generational gaps. Her explosive ministry is earmarked as one of prophetic impartation, deliverance and intercession.

In addition to ministerial pursuits, Sharde is fiercely passionate about impacting the marketplace. She’s the owner of the Atlanta upstart Sharde Martin Unlimited. Through the instrumentation of creativity and cutting edge solutions that aren’t limited to the religious sector, Sharde is committed to a purpose of activating gifts, drawing out destiny and intensifying the potential of generations to come.

Thea Monyeé is an accomplished self identified Black Woman Creative with credits including appearances on HBO, BET, Spectrum, OWN, Fox Soul,  and TV One; performances at the legendary Ford Amphitheater and House of Blues in Los Angeles; countless college tours, presentations and keynotes; and commissions to perform for the NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and other national organizations. 

Monyeé’s unapologetic work stems from her unwavering commitment to healing and her belief that true healing can only occur in a liberated and non-oppressive society.  Monyeé is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has contributed to online publications such as o For Harriet, UpSpoken, and Black Girl in Om online publications; co-host of Dem Black Mamas podcast- Kinship Partner of Black Mamas Matter Alliance and art contributor to Project Row Houses 50th Round on Race, Health, & Motherhood; solo host of Shaping The Shift Podcast; and Director of Decolonization for the multimedia platform Black Girl Mixtape and co-creator of The Free Joy Experience; co-creator of EverWell, and intervention and education program to promote wellness for artists and their teams; as well as curator of The Blacker The Brain Decolonizing Mental Health Series.

Lyvonne Proverbs Briggs, lovingly known as “Pastor Bae,” is an Emmy Award winner, body and sex-positive womanist spiritualist. She is a writer, pastor, preacher, spiritual life coach, and highly sought after transformational speaker and seminar leader. A TEDx speaker, she has been featured in ESSENCE, Cosmopolitan, and The Washington Post magazines and Sojourners named her one of “11 Women Shaping the Church” in March 2019. Briggs is the founder of beautiful scars, a healing-centered storytelling agency focused on fostering pleasure and resiliency. She is also the curator of The Proverbial Experience, a series of twice weekly spiritual gatherings via Instagram Live. A former pastor and certified spin instructor, Briggs offers consulting for sacred and secular institutions. She has partnered with Lyft, Auburn Seminary, the Atlanta University Center, San Francisco Department of Health, Young Women Social Entrepreneurs and more. She serves on the board of Art and Abolition, an organization that exists to heal, empower, and protect young girls in Kenya who have survived male sexual violence. Briggs is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School, Seton Hall University, Yale Divinity School, and Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the inaugural cohort of the DO GOOD X Startup Accelerator. Briggs, a New York City native, is currently based in New Orleans, LA and can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @LyvonneP.

“Khadijah and Zakiyyah Abdul-Mateen are identical twins, intergenerational healers, trauma informed mental health specialists, daughters of the earth, and students of their breath. They are the Founders of |un|earth + bloom, which is a space that uses psychotherapy (talk therapy), trauma informed yoga, and other meditative practices, to address the physical and psychological manifestations of trauma among black women and girls. 

Zakiyyah is a licenced EMDR clinical therapist who uses meditative practices to reduce anxiety associated with traumatic memory. She specializes in both adult and adolescent trauma. Khadijah is an international trauma informed yoga instructor with a mental health background, and a trainee in somatic experience. Her work is centered on addressing the intergenerational trauma memory of violence amongst Black women and girls. 

These twin sisters’ believe in using the body and breath as a sight of healing and liberation and have dedicated their practice to assisting Black folks, particularly blak women and girls, in gaining access to their healing power.”

Jade T. Perry (M. Ed) is a BlackQueerDisabledFemme practicing Contemplative & Spiritual Activism. As a co-Founder of the Mystic Soul Project (501c3, Non-Profit Organization), she works to “center people of color in healing, mysticism, and activism.”

Jade has extensive training in Integrative / Interdisciplinary Arts, 7+ years of experience in Social Justice & Higher Education. She mixes these disciplines in order to provide training, project & org consultation, and workshop facilitation on a variety of topics. [Read on for testimonials & click here for most requested topics].

Jade carries on the tradition of Folk Healing in new ways, attempting to expand upon & re-interpret the gifts given by her foremothers. She is attuned to Reiki Level II and developed the intuitive gift of clairvoyance in the Black supernaturalist church. Now as a multi-faithed, sex-positive, Black Feminist spiritual advisor & folk-healer, you can find her discussing POC-centered wellness, art-as-ritual, or providing individual tarot reading or energy healing sessions.

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