Monday Feb 06, 2023

Season 1 Episode 2: Black Women Be Singing With Dr. JoAnne Terrell

Oh, the power that story and song give to Black Women to heal and thrive! Dr. JoAnne Terrell joins us to share her journey of singing, playwriting, and  transforming lives with music and theater. Plus, the not-so-hard leap from preacher to actor, the importance of being a beginner when one, and how we can all be artists and embody art in any medium, and the need for a singer to sing in order to be. This week's offering: Rock and Breathe and Hum And Drum…and may you be blessed. For more content created for Black women, by Black women, visit

Our guest today:

Dr. JoAnne Terrell is a womanist scholar, a theologian, an artist. She received her PhD at Union Theological Seminary and is the Kenneth B. Smith Sr. Professor of Public Ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary. Professor Terrell’s current research interests are interreligious in scope, and focus on soteriological principles in Taoism, Buddhism and Christianity, the genre of spiritual autobiography, and the power of the visual and performing arts to effect personal, social, and cosmic transformation. She is also the mother of Jada, the dog-mommy of Shiloah, and a dear friend.  

“Despite the wretched conditions humankind continuously faces, I believe in the beauty that is, and it is my scholarly and pastoral duty to pursue and find it.” JoAnne Terrell

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