TASLEEM JAMILA aka The Lyrical Healer™
Tasleem Jamila, CEO of My Soul Speaks LLC, is a Healing Artist Educator. Tasleem uses spirituality, culture, and holistic healing as a sacred artist, certified holistic health educator, and writer whose body of work focuses on social action, community empowerment and revitalization utilizing indigenous sound healing modalities and technology. She has dedicated her life to teaching people and travels across the US as well as Europe, Africa, and Canada leading healing retreats, facilitating workshops, lectures and performances at universities, K-12 schools, festivals and cafes. Tasleem has a Bachelors degree in Complementary and Alternative Health and is a Master's of Spirituality, Culture & Health candidate along with a graduate meditation mindfulness certification. She is a 2020-2021 IMAN Creative Cypher Artist fellow.
With performances, lectures, and workshops that include The Kennedy Center, Excel London, Harvard University, Columbia University, NYU, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois to name a few. Tasleem's new album ACTIVATED was released in October 2020 with production by Professor Griff, also featuring Aki Dawson and Reginald R. Robinson. Her latest stage work is the play "Portals Open" written and directed by Tasleem which premiered at the Chicago Hip-Hip Theater Festival in 2019. She is currently touring Portals Open with an educational curriculum and exhibits to accompany. Tasleem's book of poetry, Black Baptist Muslim Mystic received critical acclaim in addition to her album “Tasleem” debut was alongside a fashion line of afro-futuristic clothing release and live and unplugged DVD “My Soul Speaks”. Her first docu-film was created in Ghana, Africa, "My Journey Home" and debuted in West Michigan with a panel of scholars and community activists with a conversation about connecting Africans in the diaspora at the Black Arts and Cultural Center Gail Synder Gallery. She is sought after for her captivating energy as a host, professional skills as a cultural producer, and educating activist as a workshop facilitator. Her next book and EP are scheduled for release in early 2021 accompanied by a world tour.