Karma Mayet

Karma Mayet is based on Lenape land in Brooklyn, New York and originally from Chicago, of Mississippi heritage.


For the last 25 years, she has offered healing modalities grounded in Sacred Rootwork. As yoga practitioner and creator of the Rootsong™ practice, she shares the process of somatic improvisation to facilitate personal and communal healing and transformation. She is a Founding Member of The Wind & The Warrior, a healing arts collaborative. As poet, composer, performer, and teacher, Karma brings the same reverence for the Mystery to each modality. She has travelled across the U.S. and internationally, working in the theater with directors including Robert Wilson and Bill T. Jones, and with musicians including Toshi Reagon, Lizz Wright, Vernon Reid, Meshell Ndegeocello, and The Roots.  She is composer/librettist of Indigo, a Blues opera.  Her poems have appeared in Nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, Cave Canem’s Gathering Ground, and elsewhere.  Her work has been supported by The Field, the D.C. Humanities Council, and the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund (for Fiction). Her newest play, Race Card, was deemed 'powerful, political theater' by the New York Times. Karma is currently a member of the cast of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, the opera.

E-mail: KarmaMayet@gmail.com

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Different Histories, Parallel Stories: Black and Native People Bridging for Climate Justice
Since the colonization of what is now known as the United States, Black and Native people have had parallel experiences of violence and oppression, and have been in each other's lives in different ways. While some Native groups provided sanctuary to formerly enslaved Africans, others made a lucrative business returning runaway enslaved people. While some Africans helped Natives, other Africans played a significant role in battles against Native Americans. Today a group of Black and Native advocacy leaders and culture-bearers recognize the importance of working together to address climate...