a gathering of Black Warrior Healers


Indigo Days is a resource for black warrior healers remembering ourselves and reclaiming our traditions of magic, love and transformation. Inspired by the black girl healer folklorist gangta, fiddler, revolutionary character Indigo in Ntozake Shange’s 1982 novel Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo, Indigo Days is a context for every day as sacred space for the sacred task of healing our planetary selves and deepening the meaning of life.

Indigo Days (June 9-15, 2011 in Durham, North Carolina) will be a week of celebration, learning and healing specifically centered on the power of black women and black genderqueer people to be healers, spiritual leaders and transformative warriors in our communities and on the planet.

The week will include:

A Blues Porch Concert

Workshops on black healing traditions

Herb Walks

Blues Woman Bible Study (blues as sacred texts in the tradition of black feminist healing)

Sharing family remedies and herbal wisdom

A Blue Lights in the Basement House Party

Film Screenings

The gathering is FREE and all participants will be provided with food and housing for the week.  Email brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com for more details,  and to confirm your participation.

To donate food, various materials, time, money or other resources check the contribution page:  https://indigodays.wordpress.com/contribute/ or email brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com or donate via paypal here:


10 responses

  1. ValeryJ

    Is there a mailing list for this? Please sign me on!

    April 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    • Yes! Adding you Valery. Anyone else who wants to get updates email brokenbeautifulpress at gmail dot com!

      May 2, 2011 at 4:36 am

  2. Melissa Gordon

    I cannot wait to attend. I will definitely be int the place., In fact, I am getting my ticket tonight. Im thinking I should talk to you first before I get my ticket to review logistics.

    Have a good day.


    April 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    • valencia

      Thank you Melissa for connecting me with this!

      May 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

  3. Thank you! I look foward to this experience!

    April 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

  4. Really want to come. Please email me & sign me up. 🙂
    Meicka (winston-salem)

    May 13, 2011 at 5:16 am

  5. Valencia W

    I am feeling a rush of enthusiasm for this event like being in love. Will be bringing myself there!

    May 24, 2011 at 11:01 pm

  6. Add me to the mailing list as well. I wish we had more things like this in Dallas. But if I have to travel to get my healing, here I come!

    May 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

  7. Loving everyday of Indigo… 2 days to go. Much love to Alexis for making it happen and to the warrior healers who came out to be a part; from Cali, TN, MD, D.C., ATL, New Orleans and everywhere in between. Much Love!


    June 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    • valencia

      Julia, you were/are awesome! Everyday some beautiful holding of sanctuary space with Alexis in this powerful healing work. Gratitude beyond words for both of you. Thank you thank you thank you thank you! Like “shoutin” in church!

      June 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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