Black Liturgies

Black Liturgies

Creating and curating written words for the formation of the soul

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About Black Liturgies

Here. Take this space. It's one of welcome. It's one of healing, of truth-telling, of rest. I've found rest and healing in a slow and contemplative spirituality. I wanted to curate a space where together we ask questions of what it means to be human in a world of both beauty and terror. And how Black words can serve as a path to liberation. 

My name is Cole Arthur Riley. I'm a Black woman living in upstate NY. And I believe I was made to write. By supporting this work, you are empowering and advocating for Black thought and spirituality. I like to be transparent and name that I am operating out of a Christian tradition, but to be clear, regardless of your spiritual practice, you are welcome here. 

I am currently interested in topics of rest, embodiment, justice, anger, wonder, and belonging. And I have been deeply formed by thinkers such as Toni Morrison, Toni Cade Bambara, James Baldwin, Julian of Norwich, Thomas Merton, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Christian Wiman. 

Thanks for inclining your heart toward my words and the words of other Black thinkers. Please don't hesitate to email or message me with inquiries, advice, or suggestions! Visit my website to sign up for weekly breath prayers: www.blackliturgist.com


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If you aren't quite ready to commit to becoming a patron, you can also make one-time or irregular contributions to the work through Paypal: https://paypal.me/blackliturgies?locale.x=en_US

I also accept requests for commission work for personalized projects (ex. the blessing of a home). 
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When I reach this goal consistently, I'll be able to do this work full-time, hire an assistant, and invest in equipment to work on larger creative projects. 
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