In today's episode, we talk about the Haitian loa known as Maman Brigitte. We discuss conceptions of the afterlife, the ways in which figures change and adapt after being syncretized into a new religion, and the ways in which we view death. Trigger warning for discussions of slavery.
Organizations mentioned for Haitian earthquake relief:
Header image: Beyoncé’s homage to Maman Brigitte in the Formation music video, 2016.
Warriors, Witches, Women by Kate Hodges