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In the U.S., we are all swimming in the waters of what is right, real and true as White and male. Because of Western globalization, these beliefs have spilled over the rest of our world forming a yardstick by which we measure everything. Changing our beliefs, changes the yardstick. Changing the yardstick, changes the world.

In this book Amy and I share our individual journeys of a shared bondage and freedom through stories and then walk you through your own.

The InnerGround Railroad: A 40 Day Journey to Remembering Soul & Spirit

Our Story + An Invitation

It is time.

These were the words Quanita spoke to me three years ago when we first met and it became clear that the book she’d been working on (and had been working her) for a decade was asking to be co-authored by the two of us. A dark-skinned Black woman from the Cincinnati side of the Ohio River and a White-bodied woman from the Kentucky side of the Ohio woman, each offering essential threads in the weaving of the story of journeying from slavery to freedom.

The unfolding of this story–Innerground Railroad: A 40 Day Journey to Remembering Soul and Spirit--has truly been a communal one. Along the way, friends and family have contributed part of themselves through poetry, drum beats, witness, design, photographs, editing, love and support. This communal aspect of this storying very much embodies the story itself, inviting us all into a different way of being in the world. Now, as the life of this story prepares to move into the world as a published work, we wanted to invite another round of gift and contribution, knowing that this is a story of and about and for us all.

In this spirit, we offer you the opportunity to bring this book to other at a lower price by supporting us in a buy down in the initial cost to publish this book. There are three different options including an opportunity for open donations.With each option you will receive a signed (by Quanita & Amy) copy of the book, The InnerGround Railroad: A 40 Day Journey to Remembering Soul & Spirit. 

All of your gifts are received with much gratitude and a growing sense of accountability as we midwife this life–including the book and the debut of Akan Publishing–into our world at this time.
Big Dippers – Yes, count me in! I help lead you and others to freedom and pre-order my book at $30
Drinking Gourds – Yes, count me in! I help lead you and others to freedom and pre-order my book at $50
North Stars – Yes, count me in! I help lead you and others to freedom and pre-order my book at $75

There is also a place to choose the amount of your donation. Thank you in advance for all of your love and support.

P.S. We are anticipating the book to be out by the end of February.

On this day I take needle in hand and begin to stitch a New Ancestral Cloak.

– Timi Singley

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