This is Kalyana Champlain (feel free to call me Kal) and I am the newest edition to RezaRitesRi.com. Needless to say I am very excited to be included on Reza’s website. Not only is she one of my closest and dearest friends, but also one of the most badass sistas I know when it comes to making moves and looking out for the community. When she first approached me she explained that her vision was to add that “spiritual” piece (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH RELIGION) to her site; something similar to what you used to get from Susan Taylor in Essence.
Therefore, in my pieces you will be likely to find a lot about the lessons of my own personal journeys with the intent to provide insight into the self. I try and keep them candid and welcoming to the reader, inspiring self reflection and development. Along with these you will also be dropped the occasional cultural critique, of which Ms. Rites and I are both a fan of. I hope that you enjoy my segments and that they help you on whatever journey you may be on. Power to the People- that real INTERNAL type, ya feel me!
Hope and Triumph,
Editor’s note: See Kaly’s writing skills in the piece called “I Am Not My Hair.” Hear her literary performance skills as one of the featured artists on the newest RezaRitesRi podcast: Freedom, Community, and Reparations in RI.
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