EbonyJanice is the founder and CEO of The Free People Project and The EbonyJanice Project. She earned her Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science and a Masters of Arts in Social Change with a concentration in Spiritual Leadership, Womanist Theology, and Racial Justice. The core and center of her work is the professional and personal liberation of Black Women and Femmes.
EbonyJanice has authored several books, including “Sacred Text for Black Folks Soul: A Book You Should Leave On Your Altar.” You may know her from numerous guest appearances on Podcasts, Youtube channels, and Instagram Lives, where she talks about Decolonizing Authority, Racial Justice, Black Women’s Body Ownership, and Womanist Theology. EbonyJanice is a dynamic speaker. Her talks embody a Hip Hop Womanist perspective and focus on healing the past and present to create legacy and fulfill the highest imagination of one’s self. As the founder of the spiritual mentorship project entitled “Dream Yourself Free,” her message encourages the participants to understand that living a healed, wholly easeful, and pleasurable life is the actual resistance work and activism.
She is the visionary and creator of Black Girl Mixtape, a platform and safe think space that elevates the intellectual authority of Black Women. The women of Black Girl Mixtape are currently co-creating an Afro-Futuristic theatrical production and re-telling of the story of Igbo Landing entitled “The People Could Fly.”
EbonyJanice is a woman of action. Her contributions to an all-girls high school in Nayhururu, Kenya, include creating the school curriculum for girls' leadership. She's continued to support this school with monetary donations. These donations have built a computer lab, two additional classrooms, and a dormitory. She's updated the technological capabilities so that the school can access WIFI, added a large screen TV for Zoom communications and conferences, and paid the tuition for an entire class of girls.
EbonyJanice enjoys theater, playing the viola, and speaking French. When she isn’t preaching, reaching, and teaching, she is ordering croissants in coffee shops around the world, reading romance novels, journaling, listening to Beyonce, laughing loudly, practicing peace, and expressing gratitude.
…is to empower people into truth, minister to the brokenhearted, and equip people to pursue their passion, purpose, and freedom in lavish and extraordinary ways. With emphasis on Scholarship, Social Justice, Sister EmPOWERment, Spirituality, and Self Care, EbonyJanice is doing dynamic work shifting culture and conversations through The Free People Project, her Hip Hop Womanist Work, & Black Girl Mixtape.
ALL THE BLACK GIRLS ARE ACTIVISTS:
A Fourth Wave Womanist Pursuit of Dreams as Radical Resistance
JULY 11, 2023, ROW HOUSE PUBLISHING
SACRED TEXT FOR BLACK FOLKS SOUL:
A Book You Should Leave On Your Altar
Sacred Text For Black Folks Soul is hardbound and filled with both text and beautiful artwork that complement the book's central theme.
Casually Brilliant is a Zooms With Friends Masterclass series that features some of my close friends and long-time faves talking about our life, healing, knowing, and growing in these times. The term “Casual Brilliance” is something that came to me a few years ago on my journey to decolonizing my own intellect and authority and healing from my imposter syndrome. I realized that often my brilliance showed up in very casual spaces that wouldn’t have been historically considered credible or sacred which is why I didn’t totally understand how profound something so casually brilliant could be. It became a part of my mission to make every space that my casual brilliance showed up (everywhere) sacred and holy. Even a Zoom call. Or should I say, especially what you’re about to experience over the next few months through Season 1 of this MASTERCLASS series.
To get access to the video recording of these Masterclass episodes and to the additional supplemental material that comes with these discussions (and to support my work) subscribe to my Patreon at www.patreon.com/ebonyjanice
THIS WEEK ON CASUALLY BRILLIANT
EPISODE 7: ELIZABETH GILBERT
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Eat Pray Love, The Signature of All Things, Big Magic, and City of Girls. We had the opportunity to talk about the kind of women we want to be, the rituals that keep us grounded and alive, and the grace we offer ourselves when we fall because “Good guess!” You can learn more about Elizabeth Gilbert HERE.
LAST WEEK ON CASUALLY BRILLIANT
EPISODE 6: JOEL LEON DANIELS
Joel L. Daniels is a Story Teller, Father, and a Recovering Rapper. In this episode of Casually Brilliant, we spend some serious time talking about growing deeper in community, in these times and how we can really love and care for one another. Support Joel’s work HERE and learn in community with him HERE.
EPISODE 5: RACHEL CARGLE
Rachel Cargle is the founder of The Loveland Foundation and The Great Unlearn. She is building an intellectual legacy through teaching, storytelling & critical discourse. In this episode we discuss gentrification, permission to grieve, excitement about black joy, how our grandmothers taught us abt the sacred, and being good stewards!
EPISODE 4: AMIR SULAIMAN
Amir Sulaiman is a poet, recording artist, Harvard Fellow, actor, screen writer and producer. His voice also makes EVERYTHING 100 x’s more profound than it would have been if anyone else on the planet spoke it. Amir and I talk about rest, self-care, and the Lover and the Beloved in this episode. My God - I can’t wait for you to experience this beautiful discussion.
EPISODE 3: THEA MONYEE
Thea Monyee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Priest, a prophet, and a poet - seen on HBO/OWN/FoxSoul/Godaddy Makers. She centers her healing through a Liberation, Joy, & Pleasure lens. At some point in this conversation we went from talking about hip hop lyrics to metaphysics. I quote Thea Monyee more than anybody on the planet in this season of my life. You do NOT want to miss.
EPISODE 2: UNEARTH & BLOOM
Khadijah and Zakiyyah Abdul-Mateen are Licensed Mental Health Professionals & Intergenerational Healers liberating mind and body trauma. We had the opportunity to talk about the difference between “healing generational trauma” versus the language of “breaking generational curses.” We also discussed the journey to ancestral reverence and spent a bit of time talking about how our elders often filtered many of their gifts (our gifts) through the Christian Demonic Filter as a way to “keep us safe.” 🤭 This was such an AMAZING conversation! Learn more about Unearth & Bloom and support their work at www.instagram.com/unearthandbloom
EPISODE 1: CANDACE SIMPSON
Candace is an Educator, a Baptist Minister, a Writer, a Queer/Abolitionist, and one of the most profound thinkers of our generation. In this debut episode of Casually Brilliant, we discuss black people’s healthy and unhealthy ways of coping with trauma, Candace troubles some of our collective thoughts about God, and I think the video version of this discussion has some random choreography to Candace’s current favorite viral video entitled, “If God Don’t Do It!” You can learn more about Candace Simpson and various ways to support her work at fishsandwichheaven.com