MeLisa + nisha of SOMA, offer something incredibly valuable: healing services to deal with the ways that systems and legacies of racism impact our humanity including those of white folks. To have any integrity, MeLisa reminded me that our political work must be aligned with personal transformation. What SOMA offers is just that–a supported and open space to do that embodied work of personal transformation, which directly impacts my justice work. What makes it so effective is MeLisa’s “big vision” of all of us as spiritual beings harmed by systems of white supremacy. SOMA’s 1:1 coaching and facilitation helped me to work on my own integrity, understand how I was embodying racism, connect to the ways that racism is impacting my actions and make meaningful and supported change. Her work is rooted in a generosity of spirit.
-Chanelle: Community Worker