Ecstatic facilitator, creative geographer, and meditation guide. Reclaiming radical joy . . .

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Through art, research, and community partnerships, I'm passionate about bridging what's so often divided: social justice and spirituality, academia and community, mind and spirit. 

As Owner of Get Rooted Consulting, I partner with organizations to create community-based + culturally-resilient food and healing systems. Get Rooted houses a food justice education initiative  (Food for Black Thought). For the past 10 years, I've facilitated meditation with/for fellow Black women, queer people of color, and other resilient (aka historically-marginalized) community.

As a geographer, I also explore issues of race/racism, place and healing through art and research. I especially focus on Black experiences in North and Latin America (African-American and Afro-Latinx). 

At this very moment I'm connecting my passions for food justice and mind/body wellbeing as a Culture of Health Leader (2017-2020) with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I'm ecstatic to grow with 39 other activists, scholars, and practitioners from around the United States.

Meditation and ceremony make all of the above possible. Writings on this bookshelf move me. My roots as an African-American and Xicana inspire me. And plenty of time with nature keeps me grounded.

Welcome. I invite you to explore! Read. Dig deep with me. Connect.

~ Naya