Busy Being Black
Jean Lloyd: Emancipating the Human Spirit
Jan 1, 2019 · 59 min
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We all have those voices in our head that hold us back. The voices that tell us our past precludes our future, that too much has happened or that we can’t make a difference. But we all have those voices that dream and imagine the impossible and that provoke and encourage us to create the world we want to live in. 

Jean Lloyd, the communications provocateur, invites us to focus on and nurture those positive voices and to remember that language is a tool used to create, not destroy. The conversations we have with ourselves, whether self-defeating or emboldening, shape the world around us. Jean is a communications master who has spent her life deeply committed to the emancipation of the human spirit, and she suggests that reaching our goals and surviving and thriving in the world really all comes down to communication. 

To start the year, we explore the difference between talking and communication; forgiveness and making peace with unanswered questions and missing apologies; the urgent, important and life-long work of being ourselves whether or not the world affirms us, and communication as the essential tool for our liberation.

Importantly, she also helps us redefine and reclaim power. Power is not domination and it is not force: power is the unleashing of our joy, our happiness and the truest expression of ourselves.

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