Technology has a weird way of slowly pushing us to a future we’d only see in sci-fi movies as kids, while still maintaining and rooting us in tradition. For hundreds of years ailing people sought the help of energy healers, traveling far and wide to seek healing from “experts”. Nowadays a Google search or YouTube video can bring you the same relief our ancestors risked their lives to receive. Enter Jessica “Jet” LaShea. Listen as the Arlington native talks about her life growing up in Virginia, the winding path she took to get where she is today, and why she thinks more than ever, Black people are comfortable seeking and practicing more traditional and esoteric forms of worship.
Local Color is hosted and produced by Jason V. and is distributed by Your Public Studios.