There's the Chekhov play, where three sisters ponder purpose, change and the meaning of life. There are the three Native American crops, squash, beans and corn. When planted together, they are thought to create sacred significance to sustain life. There are the three sisters rock formations in the Blue Mountains of Australia and the volcanic peaks in Oregon.
And now we meet the Beard sisters from Kokomo, Indiana: Devona, the maternal eldest, Rana, the rebel, and DeAndra the baby girl. All of the sisters attended HBCU's before finding their own path in equity and social healing via medicine (Devona), policy and poetry (Rana), and in social enterprise (DeAndra).
In this episode, we meet the sisters and begin to learn about the family dynamic that sowed the deep seeds of love that keep the sisters, and now us, grounded in what really matters.
Three Sisters is a production of TheWell.World. Thanks to the producing team of Rowe Schnure, Claire Autran, Brian Raphael Nabors and most of all, the Beard sisters.
We would also like to thank the On Being Project. It was at an On Being gathering where The Well Founder Stacy Sims first met Rana Dotson. The promise was that we leave feeling nourished, emboldened and accompanied. Later, in partnership with On Being, The Well hosted Mindful Poetry virtual gatherings where we first heard Rana and DeAndra's unique and powerful voices.
To all organizations and individuals who hold space for people to come together to nourish, embolden and accompany each other, know that you too are sowing deep seeds of love.
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