Christena Cleveland

is creating decolonial spiritual imaginations

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This is the base tier for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). Let's get free!

This tier exists to help offset the oppressive effects of the white supremacist capitalist system within which we all operate. 

Decolonize your spiritual imagination, enhance your justice practice, and support Christena’s creative work.

Let’s Get Free members receive:
  • exclusive access to 2+ new posts per month, as well as Christena’s entire archive of patron-only posts
  • engage with global community of like-minded people to process, organize, and share ideas with
  • exclusive discounts on Christena’s e-books
  • access to our Community Care Forum channels on Slack
  • exclusive early access to tickets for Christena's public events
  • patron-only sneak peeks at Christena's new book, God is a Black Woman
  • live events with Christena on Zoom

Let's Get Free! Integrity

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This is the base tier for white people. Let's get free!

If you are BIPOC and you have the resources to support Christena's work at this rate, then do the right thing and pay a Black woman!

Privileged people, here’s your chance to practice intersectional justice. Decolonize your spiritual imagination, enhance your justice practice, and support Christena’s creative work.

Let’s Get Free members receive:
  • exclusive access to 2+ new posts per month, as well as Christena’s entire archive of patron-only posts
  • engage with global community of like-minded people to process, organize, and share ideas with
  • exclusive discounts on Christena’s e-books
  • access to our Community Care Forum channels on Slack
  • exclusive early access to tickets for Christena's public events
  • patron-only sneak peeks at Christena's new book, God is a Black Woman
  • live events with Christena on Zoom

Let’s Get Free Integrity members support the creation of content that empowers emerging activists of color, enabling Christena to provide these resources at a reduced rate.

Movement Builder

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Decolonize your spiritual imagination, enhance your justice practice, and support Christena’s creative work.

Movement Builder members receive:
  • exclusive discounts on Christena’s online courses
  • annual gift from Christena 
  • exclusive access to Christena’s guided somatic practice and meditation video (22 min)
  • exclusive access to 2+ new posts per month, as well as Christena’s entire archive of patron-only posts
  • exclusive access to tier-specific live events
  • engage with global community of like-minded people to process, organize, and share ideas with
  • exclusive discounts on Christena’s e-books
  • access to our Community Care Forum channels on Slack
  • exclusive early access to tickets for Christena's public events
  • patron-only sneak peek at Christena's new book, God is a Black Woman
  • live events with Christena on Zoom

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About Christena Cleveland

Hi! I'm Christena. I'm all about integrating Black Liberation and the Divine Feminine. As a social psychologist, public theologian, and activist, I am passionate about helping justice seekers sharpen their advocacy skills while also deepening their connection to healing and to the Divine.

The work you're supporting:
Jenifer Lewis recently stated, “These are not dark times, these are awakening times.” During this extraordinarily difficult era, we can awaken to a practice of justice that is sustained by love and not fear, a oneness that affirms individual experiences as well as our common humanity, a sociological imagination that illuminates how identity and social location either propel or impede our movement in the world, and an ecumenical spirituality that humbly drinks from the many rivers that lead to the Divine.

Your support of my Sacred Folk learning community here on Patreon allows me to continue developing a holistic curriculum that can deepen and sustain us over the long haul as we seek justice for all people. And it enables me to provide this content to young activists of color at significantly reduced rates.

Benefits of becoming a patron and joining the Sacred Folk community:
  1. Help to build an equitable and just society.
  2. Receive regular digital content and resources for facilitating difficult conversations, developing a spirituality that supports long-term justice work, and identifying doable, everyday justice practices in your particular context
  3. Gain access to a global network of like-minded people to build community and share personal and spiritual practices for justice in our Community Care Forum channels on Slack
  4. Movement Builder and Serving Resistance patrons receive a 4x6" print of Our Lady of the Side-Eye.
  5. Serving Resistance patrons receive a copy of each of my e-books, Christ Our Black Mother Speaks and She Who Cannot Be Shamed, Tamed or Contained
  6. Let's get free!, Movement Builder, and Serving Resistance Ally patrons practice intersectional justice by directly supporting the creation of resources designed to form and support emerging activists of color

Current projects: 
  • More Than a Mother Series – As I walked the final miles of my Black Madonna pilgrimage in 2019, I realized that “God as Black Mother” is just the tip of the Sacred Black Feminine’s iceberg. There is so much more to Her than comforting our wounds, defending us from harm. Though She is excellent at defense, She is just as adept at offense. More than a mother, She is ever ready to empower us to take back what has been stolen from ourselves, our families, and our communities. In this series, we will examine 8 faces of Sacred Black Feminine.
  • Power Trip Series – The world is complex and race isn’t the only social construct that determines an individual’s social power. This series explores power -- what it is, how it works, who has it and when, how it poisons us, and how we can begin to change the course of our own power trips.
  • Sacred Folk Series – The goal of the Sacred Folk series is to help us not just EXCAVATE, but also ELEVATE: to laugh, get to know new artists and creators, get drunk on poetry, and just witness beauty. This short and sweet monthly downloadable newsletter centers Black femmes and offers resources to nourish your soul and elevate your being.
  • Other Writing – I’m currently completing the edits on my 3rd and most personal book, God is a Black Woman (Harper One). Drawing on my own experiences as a black woman in America, I examine how Western cultural views on race and gender impact our collective experience of the Divine. This feels like the book I was born to write, and I can’t wait to get it into your hands!
  • E-Courses – “Liberating the Mind-Body-Spirit from White Supremacy” Integrating social science research, dynamic storytelling, playful body movement, and interfaith/no-faith spiritual practices, this class presents 5 stages of BIPOC racial identity liberation and 6 stages of white racial identity liberation.
  • Speaking Tour – I’m often on the road or doing virtual speaking events. I hope to see you out there!
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When I reach 1000 patrons, I'll be able to create and host retreats for emerging activists of color.
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