TASLEEM JAMILA aka The Lyrical Healer™
Tasleem Firdausee' is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and holistic health consultant who uses heart-centered poetic storytelling to examine the intersections of culture, spirituality, and indigenous holistic healing modalities. Tasleem is the founder of My Soul Speaks Institute, Firdausee Consulting, and Art As Sacred initiative. She has dedicated her life to teaching people traveling across the US, Africa, Europe, and Canada leading national and international healing retreats, facilitating cultural competency workshops, lectures, and performances at universities, K-12 schools, festivals, and cafes. Her latest book, Black Baptist Muslim Mystic, has received excellent reviews and is used in classrooms across the US. In addition, she recently released a new album, Activated in 2021, which is her second studio album. Tasleem obtained a master's degree in Spirituality, Culture & Health and a graduate certification in Holistic Approaches to Mindfulness from Western Michigan University. Her research focuses on highlighting the multiple world religious and spiritual traditions to work and assist diverse communities. She also holds certifications as a registered yoga teacher, certified energy therapist, and certificate in holistic health nutrition and obtained a bachelor's degree in Complementary and Alternative Health.
Her body of work focuses on social action, connecting artist and cultural activist of African descent, community empowerment, and revitalization utilizing indigenous sound healing modalities and technology in alignment with a focus on the intellectual and artistic dimensions. With performances, lectures, and seminars that include The Kennedy Center, Excel London, Harvard University, Columbia University, NYU, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois, to name a few. She is sought after for her magnetic energy as a host, professional skills as a cultural producer, and educating activist as a workshop facilitator. Her next book and EP will release in the fall of 2021. She is a 2020-2021 IMAN Creative Cypher Artist fellow. This fellowship program allows her to fund her upcoming releases.