A couple of years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Vodou ceremony hosted by Societe La Fraicheur Belle Fleur Guinea, home of several dear friends who are themselves great pleasures of living here in the Crescent City. Their House and mine are friendly to one another and jokingly we refer to ourselves as cousin families; after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, one of their houngans was displaced to Boston, where I got to meet and befriend him. After he moved back to New Orleans, his was one of the main voices that convinced me to follow and move to the Deep South.
*maybe one day I’ll interview him for this blog; we’ll keep our fingers crossed.*
Anyway, today’s post is brought about both by a short discussion that took place at that celebration and by an email I received from a well-meaning questioner… Continue reading A Dangerous Woman