The Healing Collective is a collaborative work by Fiona McGovern and Ash Haywood, both 2018 graduates of Bennington College. While drawing on larger women of color feminisms, the Healing Collective seeks to create a sacred and protected space focused on the historical traumas, perspectives and practices of Black women and our specific experiences at Bennington College. We seek to establish methods of healing and survival through music rehearsals and dinners, culminating in a large gathering and performance; as well as a resource library available physically and digitally through Crossett Library that engages multiple modes of Black women’s praxis.
*turn sound on real loud* New video work in progress with our two new members of the collective, Lulu and Imani. Mati is a term used for lesbian lovers/mates. Its black queer origins could be dated back to the Transatlantic Slave Trade but it’s contemporary use is located in the Caribbean (Suriname). This song can be considered an incantation, calling upon our Mati ancestors. @kameryncarter @faith_in_august @honeysuit__ @that.unkool.kid @tenderboi