Diasporic Soul offers Heritage & Healing Experiences that integrate culture and contemplative practices, including communal healing retreats and transformative experiences for professionals and practitioners, youth and students and, of course, families, friends and kinfolk in Senegal, West Africa.
We are invested in holding space for and serving Black youth and students as well as social justice organizers and activists, artists and cultural workers, youth workers and educators, and helpers and healers.
Put another way, Diasporic Soul is a “yes, yes y’all” to members of the African Diaspora because we love Black people. Our soul. Our swagger. Our sabor. Our joie de vivre. Our creativity and ingenuity. Our differences and diversity. Our spirit of resilience and resistance.
Our clients have included Xavier University‘s Stained Glass Initiative, University of Nebraska – Omaha, WPU Fulbright, NYU, Huston-Tillotson University, University of Chapel Hill School of Medicine, University of Cincinnati African American Cultural Resource Center, the Artist Gee Horton|The Baobab Project, Pan African Studies at California State University, Piano for Youth and A2MEND. See what our Leadership Development and Calm in the Chaos clients have to say about their transformative Diasporic Soul experiences.
Our most recent offerings have included hosting, in partnership with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Artist Gee Horton, three Black. Dope. All Good. Communal Healing Retreats for Black Men in Cincinnati, OH with the support of a 2021-2022 Black Empowerment Works Grant from the United Way of Cincinnati.
Additionally, for the Dak’art Biennale, Diasporic Soul co-curated My Soul to Keep a virtual OFF exhibition featuring the works of mixed-media artist Angela Franklin that included two offerings focused on the ways that her works reflect what we know about how SOUL as “a transformative healing resource that reflects the cultural sensibilities of the African Diaspora.”