When thinking through ways to support our US-based community through this final week of the election, we realized many might benefit from some anxiety-reducing breathwork and generally support and encourage positive mental health.
We’re honored to be working with Tazeen Ayub of Gathering All Muslim Artists to offer our Art+Feminism community brief guided breathing/meditation sessions, as we invite you to stop doomscrolling and give space for an opportunity to check-in with yourself and breath with us. Each session will only be 10-15 minutes long. You can join us on Zoom (please sign up for the session you’d like below) or stream via YouTube.
Sessions will be offered on the following schedule:
Tazeen is a tenured professor of Arabic at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, a Detroit singer-songwriter and guitarist, and a community organizer. She currently serves as the co-director of the Detroit chapter of GAMA, Gathering All Muslim Artists, a national arts advocacy nonprofit, and is also the co-founder of the Sanctuary of Sound, a venue which hosts spiritual music and meditation sessions. She is interested in exploring how arts and culture (namely music and language) are a means for individuals to express authentically and subsequently to find unity and wholeness in themselves.
Whether it’s because of the election, the pandemic, the fight against police killings of Black people, or any other number of stressful elements, we hope there’s a little comfort in this message. Thank you for being part of this community.