that Freedom thing

Welcome to a spiritual adventure with Melanated Pearl. Join her on her journey through Elmina Castle.

I lived more than 4 decades before I experienced the true meaning of FREEDOM and I will fight for it for the rest of my LIFE! You and your freedom is important to me and essential to you.

P. E. A. R. L. Girl I see you and I am saying to you…you deserve your freedom. #changethesituation #thefutureisfemale

Just because you don’t understand a practice or tradition~doesn’t make it less sophisticated, complicated, meaningful, or organized!

Crystal Perry, Melanated Pearl Corp Founder

Black Women Travel

July 5-10, 2019, I traveled to Accra, Ghana and the Elmina Slave Castle

Melanated Pearl walking into the dungeons

We are the descendants of those that REFUSED to DIE!

Pathway of  rocks and gravel
Walking towards the entrance of The Elmina Slave Castle

Elmina Castle

In Remembrance of Them
The Portuguese Church sits in the middle.

Walking in you immediately notice that you are surrounded by concrete…cement. Everything is HARD. Unforgiving. Harsh.

The jail where male slaves were kept and tortured for bad behavior.

Our guide told us stories of how the men sometimes would fight in the dungeons purposely to be moved into the jail to plan. #strategy I cannot imagine the strength and resilience it required to will oneself to live in such inhuman conditions but our ancestors did that!

This is NOT of GOD

Look at the children’s faces
I discovered this bible in the window inside the Portuguese Church.

Freedom is a God given RIGHT that has been perverted into privilege. No one has permission or domain over another human PERIOD. Our ancestors fought and survived for us to be here. So, you matter! I matter! We all matter and have something to contribute.

Crystal Perry, Founder


Author: Melanated Pearl

All women, regardless of socioeconomic status or exceptionality, should have access to customized, quality, and equitable educational programs, as well as personal and professional leadership coaching that develops and promotes their competence, confidence and social responsibility. Crystal created Melanated Pearl and the Melanated Pearl Corporation as a pathway for women seeking to become their better SELVES.

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