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Safiya Eshe Gyasi James

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Safiya is an award winning Mental Health, Trauma & Creative Release Advocate, and Speaker who has created a technique of using art and storytelling to create artistic healing experiences for individuals who have experienced trauma.

Safiya is a 16-year+ Traumatic Brain Injury [TBI] Survivor and a Multi-media artist with over ten years’ experience of creating and performing through various mediums including film-making, fiber work, and curating. She is a multi- talented and multi-dimensional Creative Director with proven skills in Event Planning and Project Management, invoking Afro-futurism to create healing experiences for communities.

Among being the recipient of various awards, her experience includes working with various organizations including; ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] 30 Lead On celebration and NDEAM [national disability employment awareness month production]. She has also curated and moderated the panel discussions for NDEAM, and is the Artistic Coordinator and Project Manager for the ADA’s Black Future Month’s production.

Arts, Community Inclusion, Culture
Arts and Culture, Disability Rights, Program Development