TASLEEM JAMILA aka The Lyrical Healer™
Tasleem "Jamila" Firdausee' is an educator, multidisciplinary artist, and holistic health consultant who uses heart-centered poetic storytelling to examine the intersections of culture, spirituality, and African and Islamic holistic healing modalities. 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. Tasleem has a Master's of Arts in Spirituality, Culture & Health, where one of her final projects focused on interviewing artists of African descent from the US and the UK (). And a graduate certification in Holistic Approaches to Mindfulness from Western Michigan University. She also holds certifications as a 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. She has dedicated her life to teaching people by traveling across the US, Europe, Africa, and Canada, leading healing retreats, facilitating workshops, lectures, and performances at universities, K-12 schools, festivals, and cafes. 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.