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Welcome to this week’s episode of What Happens in Between where Rose J Percy, founder of Quni Community and Dear Soft Black Woman, goes beyond standard definitions of culture, faith, and religion. She has created a community for all to gather who live at the intersections of several identities and this did not happen on a whim or overnight. This happened through her, “vocational seasons,” as Rose would call it. Join us on this week’s episode to discover how rearranging a standard idea can change your entire lifestyle.
Every season has the potential to change your vocation. Your reason, “why,” changes with the seasons of life and finding your purpose is not cut and dry. Part of having a vocation is listening to the direction and having an open mind to the answer. Rose J Percy has mastered taking a deep breath and asking, “What is God calling to me in this season?”
Right now, her fulfillment comes from the Quni Community and her podcast, Dear Soft Black Woman, where she is able to talk to her community not on behalf of her community. Everyone is able to share their own experiences and foster friendships through vulnerability. Rose illustrates the person has a plethora of different identities, and several we might not even be able to see. Join us on this week’s episode to discover how different it feels to belong in community rather than being needed by the community.
Question of the Week: How many episodes of Smallville will I watch this week?
- A deeper definition for vocation and how it relates to spiritual calling
- Difference between faith and religion
- Difference between being needed and belonging
- How to grasp and release your understanding of Divinity
- Cultivating a supportive community as a Black woman
- Different ways to express the multi-layered aspects of Blackness
Rose J. Percy is a seminarian, poet, and host of a podcast called “Dear Soft Black Woman.” Rose is a co-founder of Quni, a nonprofit initiative run by and focused on co-creating sacred space for disabled BIPOC, queer BIPOC, and BIWOC.