Not Your Pandemic: A New York Story

Not Your Pandemic: A New York Story April 30, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge photo by Lilith Dorsey

I’m a native New Yorker. I was born in Manhattan, brought home to Brooklyn, and lived here most of my life. It is here I sit as I write this today. Living in New York is not easy right now. Due to the sheer volume of people, living here and trying to social distance is difficult if not impossible. For more vulnerable members of society trying to get food and necessities has been challenging. There are bodies on rental trucks, and too few tests, gloves, and masks.

Many of my dear friends reside in farther parts of the U.S., or even the wider world. My social media news feed is full of dance parties, dj sets, classes and livestreams. Lately, it’s been very hard to keep up my role as a content creator. The world is heavy and most of the eloquent words escape me. It’s too raw, raw like a wound, raw like a surreal nightmare, raw like a scream or a primal wail. It hard to write thru the tears.

In this New York Story which is a reality, I’ve lost family, friends, and so much more in the past few months. In this New York Story, I miss dancing in the cherry blossoms, frolicking in the beltane fields, and folks I will never see again. Yet, I light another candle and do my best to keep the darkness at bay. I know it’s not easy, but I will be okay.  I want to thank everyone for their kindness and support during these difficult times. You truly mean more to me than you will ever know. In the mean time please check out the over 600 posts on this blog Voodoo Universe, my youtube channel, and my new book Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens.

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About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic and the soon to be released Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens. You can read more about the author here.
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