Richael Faithful (they/them/theirs) is a DC-based multidisciplinary folk healer and spiritual activist from the Black Diasporic healing tradition of the U.S. known as conjure. They blessed us with their brilliance in penning “On Grief, Land, and Ritual” for the Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund’s digital publication, Revenge of DandeLions Griot Collective. “On Grief, Land, and Ritual” bridges the history and practice of land-based grief rituals from the African diaspora, including those rooted in conjure/Black folk spiritualism, with writer Richael Faithful’s own land-based grief ritual experience. This is the first discussion/forum for Revenge of DandeLions Griot Collective, and we are excited to share Richael’s essay in the inaugural launch of our digital publication, and to explore this topic with the writer and beloved community. Read Richael’s essay at bit.ly/OnGriefLandAndRitual and join us for their talk on July 31st at 5pm.