Brook Tillman Bullitt

Bio

Brooke Tillman Bullitt a believer in the importance of what cultivated intentional sacred space looks and feels like for Black people. Learning, living, and residing in New Orleans, LA.

What does black joy look like to you?

My Black Joy looks like an array of colors flowing together. My Black Joy sounds like Black people laughing. My Black Joy smells like Sandalwood on my skin. My Black Joy tastes like my Granny’s sweet potatoe casserole. My Black Joy feels like home when chakras are aligning.

Quote from Minnie Tillman Porterfield Bullitt interviewed by Brooke Tillman Bullitt, 2020. My Granny’s birthday is March 1st, and mine on the 3rd. We’ve always been kindred spirits.  For my Granny’s 80th birthday during the pandemic I took the opportunity to get to know more about her as a Black woman, interviewing her while she was tending to her garden. My Granny recalled her life’s lessons, memories, and advice. She spoke of Joy as being a space to come into: “We laugh, pray, joke, sing. We just enjoy life.” I am forever thankful to come from a lineage of Black women who know that when it comes to Joy, we must make an active decision every day to come inside of it and to let it inside of us.
Quote from Minnie Tillman Porterfield Bullitt interviewed by Brooke Tillman Bullitt, 2020. My Granny’s birthday is March 1st, and mine on the 3rd. We’ve always been kindred spirits. For my Granny’s 80th birthday during the pandemic I took the opportunity to get to know more about her as a Black woman, interviewing her while she was tending to her garden. My Granny recalled her life’s lessons, memories, and advice. She spoke of Joy as being a space to come into: “We laugh, pray, joke, sing. We just enjoy life.” I am forever thankful to come from a lineage of Black women who know that when it comes to Joy, we must make an active decision every day to come inside of it and to let it inside of us.