The Anitafrika Method is a ground-breaking creative praxis originated by Black Jamaican queer feminist dubpoet, d'bi.young anitafrika.  The method is an intersectional anti-oppressive, de-colonial liberation framework utilised by artists, instigators, educators, and change-makers globally which cultivates self-actualisation, creativity, and leadership in its practitioners. Anitafrika Method, which emerges out of Jamaica’s dub poetry and the Caribbean’s popular theatre, was inspired by the seminal dub theory work of anitafrika’s mother, pioneer dub poet Anita Stewart. The acronym S.P.O.L.R.U.S.I.E represents the method's nine foundational principles of Self-knowledge, Politics, Orality, Language, Rhythm, Urgency, Sacredness, Integrity and Experience balanced by nine bodies: Beyond Body, Spiritual, Mental, Community, Emotional, Economic, Creative, Physical and Earth Body.

The method can be applied to personal growth, play-making, creative devising, health intervention, transformational justice, and leadership development. It has thus far been utilised by Nightwood TheatreThe Stephen Lewis Foundation, The Banff CentreUniversity of Toronto, Ryerson and York Universities, MaRSWomen's College Hospital, and other institutions globally.

Biomyth Monodramas Devised Using The Anitafrika Method - Dramaturged and Directed by d’bi.young anitafrika

11:11 by Writer/Performer Samson Bonkeabantu Brown

Speaking of Sneaking by Writer/Perormer Daniel Jelani Ellis

Addicted by Writer/Performer Raven Dauda

I Cannot Lose My Mind by Writer/Performer by Najla Nubyanluv

Oughtism by Writer/Performer Faduma Mohammed

The Emancipation of Ms Lovely by Writer/Performer Ngozi Paul

Who Am I by Writer/Performer Webster McDonald

Other Projects Developed with Support from the Anitafrika Method

Shades by Esie Mensah

Venus’ Daughter by Meghan Swaby

32C by Amanda Parris

Anitafrika Method (FKA the Sorplusi Method) mini documentary

The Anitafrika Method and Canada’s Women’s College Hospital: Arts Based Intervention into The Health of Black Womxn

Together in collaboration with Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre, globally renowned Canadian Poet of honor and 2015 YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Arts, d’bi.young anitafrika was funded in 2014 by Women’s Xchange through Women’s College Hospital to explore the effectiveness of The Anitafrika Method as a holistic arts­-based health intervention in the improvement of Black Womxn’s health entitled the Black Womxn’s Sacred Health Research Project. The intent of the project was to promote optimal holistic (creative, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) health services, resources and toolkits to Black and diverse womxn, by critically exploring innovative health education and advocacy through the development of the Anitafrika Method ­ an arts informed health intervention. Six series of 2 day intensive workshops were facilitated by d’bi.young anitafrika over a 6 month period from January­ to June 2015. Research Question To explore how engaging with an arts informed health intervention can positively influence the holistic embodiment of health for womxn of colour. Secondary to this, was to also explore how artistic engagement facilitates the development of agency around health within the broader community.

Short Video ­- The Arts Based Intervention - The Anitafrika Method

Evidence-­Based Research - The Anitafrika Method - Black Womxn Sacred Health Website

Scholarly Articles on d'bi.young and the Anitafrika Method - Black Plays MatterBlack Queer Divinity