Taina Asili, singer-songwriter, activist, and touring artist — and a graduate of the Transformative Language Arts program, recently shared a deeply thoughtful and inspiring post, featuring tips she and Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm came up with after being inspired by a talk by Aviva Romm, MD at the Oct. 23 Connecting For Change conference in New Bedford, MA. Taina writes,
As women of color, our obstacles are huge, our work is urgent, and the negative effect of stress on our bodies is severe. And despite all this, there are many ways we have learned to care for ourselves that we already incorporate our lives, inspired by the wisdom passed on by our ancestors, elders, community and our own creative Spirits.
Taina and her band y la Banda Rebelde, “combine powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. The six-piece ensemble from Albany, NY, led by Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili, offer a sound that spans continents, exuding strength of Spirit, inspiring audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion,” according to her website. Check out the post here, and also a free download of Taini Asili’s song “Freedom.”