Roots Unraveled (R.U.) is inspired by the principle of Sankofa used by the Akan people of Ghana. Sankofa is a metaphorical bird that expresses the importance, “You must reach back to reclaim that which is lost in order to move forward”. R.U. applies this principle to individuals, families, and communities with a focus on intergenerational trauma. Roots Unraveled is committed to:
Roots: Traditional and historical practices. Embracing history as a tool of empowerment and reflection.
Unraveled: Exploring narratives. Understanding the physical and psychological impacts of history on the sense of self, family, and community.
Planting seeds for generational health and wellness: To be present. Investing in healing one’s self to empower generational health and wellness.