Pronouns: She / Her
I am an artist, an educator, and a low-key Iyalorisha (omo Oya). I mind my business a lot, which allows me to focus on the creation of my first love; art. I think I have a sense of humor, although not a comedian by trade. I am queer/pansexual, mono, or poly flexible. I am single and open to high-vibrating, self-care conscious, self-aware souls. I am a serious woman…oh so serious, who loves to smile only when something is really funny. I am into community, cooking for friends and loved ones, and constantly visualizing ways to live here and abroad. In the summers I can either not be found because I ran off to some other country or found in my garden all damn day. I am sorta’ addicted to nature. I am neurodivergent and a public advocate for adults and children with disabilities. Feel free to book me.
I believe a most prime factor for healing and wellness to be decolonized is to make healing accessible to those of us who don’t even know of the existence to various healing modalities. I believe that exposure and access will allow our community to engage in healing that can shift our functionality and outcomes. Additionally, healed people heal people.
In my deepest dreams, I want to live in a world in which people can be honest in a shame free environment. I work towards creating that environment within myself and for others.
The most magical places I have ever been: driving through the Tennessee mountains at dawn when the fog was rising, the clouds were eye-level, and the sun was rising, in an airplane at night during an electrical storm, alone on a remote beach in Puerto Rico, and in downtown Nairobi where I never felt Black. I just felt like Diyah. Bonus points for that time I was walking in the forest and smelled fresh, forest air, when it was still damp after a rain, and the sun was lightly shining through new, spring leaves.
What was the last thing you committed to?
A day free of worry of undone tasks, with friends and good food, and then quiet moments with myself, my art, and my future lover…add swimming. I love swimming.
I am most grateful for the many me’s that dwell within me. Where I fall short in deficit, I exceed in gifts.
I don’t experience overflowing joy or any emotion to extremes. However, I felt extremely warm when my friend’s baby was smiling at me from behind the screendoor and waving at me because I was taking too long to come inside their home.
I know too many to list just one. Really, I know too many to list.
I am still learning how to manifest.
No! Sugar does not belong on grits…butter, sugar, or cheese. I don’t know if I even eat grits anymore.