“You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup”: Self-Care and Spiritual Activism in Queen Afua’s Sacred Woman
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Amira Jarmakani
Dr. Juliana Kubala
Dr. Tiffany King
Queen Afua created the Sacred Woman as a text and program that seeks to heal women of common disorders that particularly affect the African American community. This thesis project is a conversation about the self-care methods embedded within the text that moves away from the ideology of the strongblackwoman. I position both theories and methods of self-care by using a womanist theoretical framework, as well as textual analysis and interviews as methods that examine the womanist concept of spiritual activism, which expands what is thought of as radical and liberatory activist actions.
Pettijohn, Brandy j., "“You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup”: Self-Care and Spiritual Activism in Queen Afua’s Sacred Woman." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2015.