On my journey of grieving the loss of my mother, my best friend, and closest confidant, I was navigating mianstream therapudic and mindfulness spaces that felt very white-and western-centric. They did not address my particular needs and experiences. Out of that process, I thankfully encountered spaces and healing practitioners that centered Black women’s wellbeing and wholeness.
I’m an educator at heart. All of my work comes back to teaching and building into others. I develop curriculums rooted in anti-oppression frameworks, facilitate critical dialogues, and create spaces centering women of color. I’ve earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University. Right now you can find me at Design Impact (DI) as the Director of Participatory Research + Community Wellbeing.
As a holistic educator focused on promoting the wellbeing of women in the African diaspora, I specialize in cultivating womanist healing practices for and with Black women. I’m trained in Somatic movement practices, as well as a Movement Trauma Healer. I collaborate with practitioners who focus on yoga, creative/art healing practices, Black folk healing, etc. as a means of alleviating racialized trauma.
I’m also a published academic, writer, traveler, and enthusiastic supporter of those on the front lines of movement organizing.
Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Contemplative Education, Critical Pedagogy, African Diaspora, Womanist Spirituality, Intersectional Feminism, Decolonial Feminism
Please visit the Contact Me page in order to get in touch about scheduling a program for your organization or to discuss a writing opportunity.