Decolonizing the Mind – “Yay Taboo” Haitian Artist and Wild Woman Jennifer Martineau on Words With The Wild Chiro

Decolonizing the mind by exploring taboo with Jenny And The Wild Chiro.

Decolonizing is a term that could use a little unpacking. But you’re not going to get much in this description because it wouldn’t do justice to the depth of Jenny’s understanding of the concept.

But I’ll give you a little:

colonize (v.)
1620s, “to settle with colonists,” from stem of Latin colonus “tiller of the soil, farmer” (see colony); in sense “to make another place into a national dependency”.

If you don’t like the idea of anyone else tilling the field of your mind and planting ideas intended to make you dependent upon them, this interview will be right up your alley. If you enjoy mental slavery (God I love Bob Marley) ignore anything I ever write or any of my interviews and go watch the F’ing news.

Or….. listen up and emancipate!!!

emancipate (v.)
1620s, “set free from control,” from Latin emancipatus, past participle of emancipare “put (a son) out of paternal authority, declare (someone) free, give up one’s authority over,” in Roman law, the freeing of a son or wife from the legal authority (patria potestas) of the pater familias, to make his or her own way in the world; from assimilated form of ex- “out, away” (see ex-) + mancipare “deliver, transfer or sell,” from mancipum “ownership,” from manus “hand” (from PIE root *man- (2) “hand”) + capere “to take,” from PIE root *kap- “to grasp.”.

Break free from the patriarchy!!!!

What we discuss

This episode covers all those topics people aren’t supposed to talk about with strangers in public, except sex, we didn’t talk about sex. Or did we? Either way, don’t let that dissuade you from listening to this awesome interview.

The astonishingly engaging Jenny Martineau and I speak on: healing the wound of colonization, concepts of race in the Caribbean, links between Yoruba, Voodoo, Candomble, and Catholicism, geopolitics, the madness of civilization and the colonization of Europe itself, the creative process, eating disorders, and personal sovereignty. And some other stuff too. This was an energy rich discussion that you will certainly enjoy and take something of value away from.


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