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Tay In The Water Podcast

Tay In The Water Podcast

By Taylor Amari Little
As this world comes to a Close and into something New, Taylor Amari Little narrates the lessons and experiences of survival and Black indigenous politics she encounters while existing as a Black queer Muslim, Hoodoo woman, and diviner who works with her network of spirits everyday.
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Ep. 18 - Astrological Forecast for 2022 - Part 2 of 2 (With Jalen White)
Concluding the forecast for 2022, Jalen White (@ChalkoftheSky) brings us the astrology data for the last half of the year to come. He teaches about the Mars and Mercury retrogrades, tips for how to navigate social media and warfare during those periods, and the strong importance of being able to both discern messages and portion out time this year. Join us as we listen to and learn from, to make a better 2022. Guest: Jalen White - $Jalen929 • Intro: Tay in the Water by Supercoolwicked (@Supercoolwicked)
52:14
January 05, 2022
Ep. 17 - Astrological Forecast of 2022 - Part 1 of 2 (With Jalen White)
As part of the Ep. 16 to 18 series, Black queer astrologer and artist, Jalen White (@ChalkoftheSky), brings us the forecast of 2022. Covering current transits into the first half of the year-- Here you can listen to topics like U.S' Pluto return, Jupiter entering Pisces, words of advice and wisdom passed on from Jalen's spirits, and several lessons of knowledge to incorporate into our own lives and relationships. This is Part 1 of 2, of the Forecast for 2022. || Intro: Tay in the Water x Supercoolwicked (@supercoolwicked)
02:25:07
December 29, 2021
Ep. 16 - Not the Planets Being the Homies (2021 Interview with Jalen White)
Here we catch up with our guest Black queer astrologer and artist, Jalen White (@ChalkoftheSky) from Episode 8, Tay and Jalen bring back the topic of planets as beings of their own, moon spirits, star spirits, understanding the Cosmos from non-Earth-centered viewpoints with the help of spirits, deep water and more. Let this episode prep you right away so that you can be ready for what's to come next! The Forecast of 2022. DISCLAIMER: Listen with the loudest devices you have for the most optimal experience, we did not use the right mic for this ep, but it is here! Our apologies, but please enjoy! All will be fixed in the next one. | 🎵 Intro: Tay in the Water x Supercoolwicked • Break: Skydive x Supercoolwicked
01:54:16
December 22, 2021
Ep. 15 - Genealogy, Tracking Ancestors + Spirit Inheritance
Tay returns with a review on Western Ancestry DNA testing versus Black spirit family-receiving tech, covering ancestral inheritance, deepening the bridge between Continental Ancestors and yourself as a Diasporan person, resurrecting cultural memory, sharing plenty of stories and examples from her own life, and including Black indigenous languages in your studies.  •• Intro: Tay in the Water x Supercoolwicked, Break: Bitch, Move x Milfie || tayloramarilittle.com  udt-spiritshop.com 
01:14:36
November 30, 2021
Practice Action: for the dehydrated x Alaina Knox
A Praction Action lets you try firsthand the content discussed in the previous episode! This is a Practice Action component to Episode 14. Today Alaina Knox, writer, guest, and Cultivator of Healing Fat Bodies brings us "for the dehydrated," a meditation invited to make space for the unspoken childlike desire to be wholly loved and accepted. Making space for the dehydrated. This...is a guided meditation for the thirsty. || To read and download Alaina's mentioned work online: rootworkjournal.org/knox. To get your own copy of Root Work Journal: rootworkjournal.org/shop. || Pay Alaina: Venmo and Cashapp is HealingFatBodies, Paypal - laina4270@gmail.com || 🎵 Credits: Tay in the Water x @supercoolwicked || Support the podcast and Tay: Venmo and Cashapp is unveiledbusiness, Paypal - paypal.me/unveiledbusiness • patreon.com/controversialtay
08:18
May 26, 2021
Ep. 14 - Lover of Liars: For the Least Desirable (Interview with Alaina Knox)
In this interview, Fat Black Liberationist Alaina Knox (@lionassbytch) comes to join us to bring you to their thesis for "for the dehydrated," conversing on love being a resource, the unspoken consequences of when you don't have any, Healing Fat Bodies, and her journey with her spirits. Together with Tay, they invite you for a listen and a chance to hear Love speak itself. [🎵: Tay in the Water x Supercoolwicked]
02:08:21
May 19, 2021
Ep. 13 - Keep My Name Out Yo Mouth: Naming as Black Spiritual Technology with Jade T. Perry (JUNE)
The following is a recording from June 2020 that originates from a collaboration on cousin Jade T. Perry's Patreon. In this episode, Tay and Jade go deep into the act Naming as a Black spiritual technology, with reference to studying African traditions of how we arrive to the act of naming in the first place, the spirit sciences of re-naming oneself, nicknames and energetic veiling, names during interpersonal conflicts, the spiritual violence of whitewashing our names and titles, and names as truth-telling instruments. Follow Jade T. Perry on Patreon: patreon.com/jadetperry • All $$ support methods for Tay's work are also available here: tayloramarilittle.com/pay • 🎶: Intro x Supercoolwicked
56:05
December 30, 2020
Ep. 12 - Voting Ain't It: On Renewing Spiritual Ties to Genocidal Nations
Uplifting the anti-colonial logic of Black people not voting, recognizing electoral voting as a dangerous spiritual practice, and offering practical Hoodoo-based safety suggestions for those who still do choose to vote, as well as those who are university students. Featured: OTB x Milfie
37:07
October 28, 2020
Ep. 11 - Relationships as Black-led Military Alliances, beyond COVID-19
This episode consists of Tay seeking to ground us in our truth: of these current moments also being moments of war, speaking on the call for relationships to be re-organized as Black-led military alliances in the physical realm + spiritual realm, and Black men fantasizing over white conceptions of power and its spiritual implications. Video: https://bit.ly/37hzrOY || Cr: Bitch, Move x Milfie
27:09
June 10, 2020
Ep. 10 - Niggas Need to Eat. (Interview with @sturdydyke)
In Tay's interview with Black queer grassroots liberationist @sturdydyke, they open up with celebrating the beauty that is the Blackness of Detroit. The conversation continues with discussing relationships to old people + ageism and the strength that comes from interacting with older Black folk, food accessibility as it relates to money and (dis)ability status, connections between being low-income and eating disorders in Black children, the literal spirits of food and power it has on building intercultural solidarity, and offering descriptions of ways they personally nourish their spirit and feed their gender.
01:44:15
February 26, 2020
Ep. 9 - Black Entitlement + Human Supremacy
The world lied when it began to tell Black children that the world owed them nothing. What does it look like to embrace the philosophy of Black Entitlement? In this episode, Tay also recalls an Anishinaabeg story narrated by Mary Siisip Geniusz, discussing the primacy of plants in the order of life on Earth. Human supremacy among nature is identified, and conversations are also introduced around human supremacy’s impact specifically on supernatural beings that humans share the planet with.
47:47
February 19, 2020
Ep. 8 - The Beginning of 2020 and End of the World (Interview with Jalen White)
In intense conversation with Black queer astrologer and mystic, Jalen White (@ChalkoftheSky), comes discussion around the spirits and genders of planets, time-travel, gender and sexuality not merely being “scams” but having spiritual functions as it relates to humans, jinn, and other creatures, and later on astrological forecasts for 2020 for the “United States” trickling down to our individual lives for those living on said land. So gon and pull out your notepad, because you finna take HELLA notes.
01:48:26
December 26, 2019
Ep. 7 - Martial Arts as Defending the Black Spirit (Interview with The Dapper Hijabi)
Presenting the interview with The Dapper Hijabi, the phenomenal self-defense instructor, martial arts researcher and practitioner. Listen as Tay and The Dapper Hijabi discuss Black empowerment and self-defense, Islam as both an embodied and martial arts practice, applying disability justice framework to martial arts, and the spiritual art to martial artistry. **Featured song (does not belong to me): Assalamu 3laikum by Shadia Mansour.
01:22:44
December 18, 2019
Practice Action: Chanting with Tay
This is the very first Practice Action, where you get to try firsthand the content discussed in the previous episode! This is a Practice Action component to Episode 6. We revisit daimoku and gongyo, more balanced reflections of SGI, and you get walked through on how to chant daimoku with Tay for 10 minutes.
23:45
December 17, 2019
Ep. 6 - Nam Myoho Renge Kyo + the Wadastick Man
What is Nichiren Buddhism, what is SGI, and why are so many people part of it? In this episode, Tay gives her birthday + life updates, gets into Nichiren Buddhist and SGI history, argues against the misuses of “everything happens for a reason” while still acknowledging spiritual roots being everywhere, and offers a Conjure storytelling of the Wadastick Man, as written by Michele E. Lee, author of Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African-American Healing. **the music featured does not belong to this podcast.
01:11:18
October 02, 2019
Ep. 5 - Black Churches Be Knowing + The Mothering Jinn
Tay discusses revisiting a Black Baptist church with her friend and the guest reverend summoning the apocalypse during service, the jinn living at the Korean spa, debunking a myth about jinn, and briefly touching on the spiritual power embedded within the K-Pop industry.
31:21
August 20, 2019
Ep. 4 - Negro in Vogue, Negro Cultural Garb, Black Woman Is My Gender (Interview w/ @muleoftheworld)
While still in Austin, TX, Tay interviews Faith Grace Williams (@muleoftheworld). What is discussed is the concept of gatekeeping Blackness, Negro cultural garb, Black Womanhood as its own gender, “BIPOC”, Black indigeneity, and disrupting fake notions of intercultural solidarity.
01:28:26
July 30, 2019
Ep. 3 - The Roach Initiation
Nigga, it's story time! Tay goes into her and Faith's earlier encounter in Austin, TX that was organized by their spirits to confront their fears around bugs. What is later discussed is the need to re-evaluate our relationships to food, animals, plants and other creatures we share this Earth with...without falling into shame and back into whiteness.
21:52
July 24, 2019
Ep. 2 - Protection for Jury Duty, the Deaths + Silence
TW: mention of Black death, not explicit descriptions, but it is mentioned. There is another trigger warning said in the episode so you know when. This episode consists of Tay going into her experience with jury duty and her Ancestors' comment for her protection + spiritual safety, and later he advocates for the uses of silence and retreating (especially as a Black femme) and the right to engage in it.
20:33
July 17, 2019
Ep. 1 - Loyalty to the Spirits
Introducing Tay in the Water Podcast, hosted by Taylor Amari Little. In this episode, she discusses her reflections about what it means to have loyalty to his Ancestors, upon experiencing particular incidents that should have required it.
12:23
July 10, 2019