Invocations is a collection of writing channeled for The Church of Black feminist Thought (CoBfT) from 2018-2020. CoBfT is a spiritual-political education project that began hosting monthly study sessions in 2018 in the Bay Area. After a year of group study, they began to host pop up convening online and internationally. Before each study convening Ra Malika Imhotep would write an Invocation that called in the work, life, and impact of each Black feminist thinker and/or theme. Each invocation was accompanied by a portrait drawn by co-convener miyuki baker. Invocations in this collection speak to global Black feminist concerns with special attention given to Disability Justice, Black Trans* feminisms, The Erotic and more. Along with specific focuses on the work of 12 individual Black feminist artists, theorist, and thinkers.
Ra Malika Imhotep, ph.d (Ra/They) is a Black feminist writer and performance artist from Atlanta, GA. Their work uses Black vernacular storytelling traditions in tandem with autoethnography and critical reflections on the work of Black feminist cultural workers to explore the relationships between queerness, Black femininities, diaspora, and labor. They are co-convenor with miyuki baker of The Church of Black feminist Thought and a member of The Black Aesthetic curatorial collective.