Every single person is deserving of respect and feeling like their Ori is being honored. We all have that piece of the divine within us, working through us and exchanging axé all the time. That respect extends to all differences we may have, including differences in sexuality.
Iya Omindarewa’s story is interesting, being a non-Brazilian priestess who ran a terreiro in Rio for many years. This short documentary doesn’t tell her entire story, but takes the viewer on a short… Continue reading
Besides seeking a reading to figure out matters of love or money, one of the most common reasons that people consult merindinlogun is because they believe that someone is using witchcraft to work… Continue reading
by Iya Melissa Several years ago I taught a high school elective called Images of Women of Color in the Media. It was an amazing class with a curriculum that had been developed… Continue reading
by Iya Melissa As Candomblé continues to spread in the United States, I’m coming across more and more people who have been taken for a ride by impostor priests. In Brazil, priests often… Continue reading