To My Purpose Driven Free Thinkers aka PDFTs! May this month exceed your expectations! As we all know February is Black History Month. I don't know if you study or research Black people who significantly contributed to the Black experience during this month but personally, I don't need a month to tell me it's okay to be Black, speak on Black, or act Black. I'm always Black minded but for y'all who do celebrate Blackness on this month, do it big! As you know (or maybe don't) my book will be dropping on February 14th aka Valentines Day. It'll be available on this website on the STORE page for purchase. If you want to know the synopsis of MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD go to the Book page on this website. Also, you can check out my youtube channel VIEIS_ME to get more in-depth with my story. I'll add the link below this blog post to the video. And if all that doesn't quench your thirst for MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD, follow my IG for past and future Daily Snippets from my book. They'll always be available but after February 14th, I won't be making any new Daily Snippets from MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkyyjXJIiYU
***EDIT I will be making daily vlogs for the countdown to MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD, ending on Valentines Day! You can check them out on my Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Here's the fourth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhqJox0x9Tc
Today I will be honoring Cécile Fatiman. Cécile Fatiman was born sometime in 1791. She was a Haitian Vodou Priestess (aka Mambo). She is well-known for her participation in the Vodun ceremony at Bois Caïman (literally meaning Alligator Woods). Bois Caïman is noted as the beginning location of the Haitian Revolution.
Cécile Fatiman was a mulatto whose mother was an African slave and her father a White Frenchman from Corsica (an island near France). Cécile and her mother were sold as slaves and arrived at Saint-Domingue (aka Haiti) her two brothers, however, were lost in the slave trade. People describe her as long silky hair and green eyes.
In August 1791, Fatiman presided over a Vodun ceremony at the Bois Caïman with Vodou priest Boukman Dutty. There Boukman prophesied that Haitian slaves Jean François, Biassou, and Jeannot would be the leaders of a resistance movement and revolt that would free Haiti under the oppressive French slave system (today we know this as the Haitian Revolution). A black creole pig was sacrificed as well as an oath was taken. Boukman and Cécile encouraged the slaves to take revenge against France and to "cast aside the image of the God of the oppressors."
Sometime during the ceremony, Cécile became possessed by the spirit Erzulie (she represents love, beauty, jewelry, dancing, luxury, and flowers. She is also depicted as having the same characteristics as the Virgin Mary). People speculate that Cécile Fatiman had cut the throat of the black creole pig as an offering to participants to drink. Days later, 1,800 plantations were destroyed and 1,000 slaveowners were killed.
Cécile Fatiman married Jean-Louis Michel Pierrot, a general in the Haitian Revolutionary army and later the 5th president of Haiti. Cécile lived to be the age of 112.
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