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1. Soul Incites: Self-Development Book Club kicks off this Thursday!

Thursday, July 16
8pm ET

I'm hosting a live discussion of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts on Zoom. We're discussing the Intro to Chapter 3. The recording will be posted in the private Facebook group, Soul Incites: Self-Development Book Club.

Click the button to join the Facebook group and get the Zoom call details! 
 
Soul Incites: Self-Development Book Club
The purpose of Soul Incites: Self-development Book Club (SDBC) is to bring my extensive background as a teacher and workshop facilitator to the online sphere by providing a space where women can witness and support each other in our growth journeys by harnessing the wisdom of personal development texts. We are covering a diverse range of topics such as mindset transformation, energy work, money, relationships, clearing trauma, creating breakthroughs, specific self-development techniques and healing modalities, spiritual and metaphysical approaches to personal development, and more.

2. Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #31
 
Click on "Video" on the side menu of the Lush Tongue Facebook page to view the latest episode.

Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings #31
Tuesdays at 8pm ET

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  • Suggested Contribution: $10-$20
  • All amounts welcome!
 
A few weeks ago, I shared a pre-recorded version of Lush Tongue: Sound Meditation, Improv and Musings. It felt good to mix it up, so going forward, I'll continue to alternate between lives and pre-recorded videos on Tuesdays at 8pm ET. I may also share additional content from time to time. Thanks for your support!
3. One-on-One Voice Sessions

$40 per participant for an introductory 40 minute session.
Click the button below to schedule a session.

Welcome to all my newest students! August is getting quite busy, but there are still slots available. So book a session today!

Shift from silenced, to richly self-expressed. Shift from apprehensive and self-conscious, to wildly enthusiastic about singing. Shift from avoiding the spotlight, to taking risks and being seen.  Book an introductory session to get a taste of how deep your vocal exploration can go! We'll explore breath, tone, vocal and emotional range, how to listen to and follow your creative intuition, and areas of your life where you desire to unblock your self-expression.

According to a recent testimonial, "Through intention, mindfulness and energy, Onome supported me in becoming aware of different aspects in which sound and breath resonate within me. She was very attentive and intuitive."
 
Book a session by clicking the button below.
 
Book a Vocal Session
4. Voting and Civic Engagement as a Form of Self-Expression

There is a lot of flux this summer. I know so many people who are moving (myself included), and I have never personally dealt with absentee voting before, so I am learning now. We are 111 days from the U.S. national election. Voting is one important form of civic self-expression, but it doesn't end there. 

There are also localized ways to be apply political will and increase the collective quality of life. Who do you call to fix a pothole? Or recalibrate the traffic lights to reduce car accidents at a badly feng shuied intersection? Or add a farmer's market and weekly compost drop-off to your local park? or advocate for a state-wide public policy change? I recommend these websites for educating ourselves about voting and exploring other ways to integrate civic engagement into our daily lives. 
 
Vote 411
State, Local, and Tribal Governments
5. Covid-19 Resources

So, I haven't updated this list in a while now. Are there resources you know of that I should add to the list? How have these resources been useful to you thus far? As for me, I recently released a chronic ache in my back thanks to You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. (We'll be covering that book in the Soul Incites: SDBC!)

There is a slow and (in some places) cautious re-opening of businesses. If you live in the United States, I recommend calling 211 for the most up-to-date info. Here is a comprehensive and  list of resources available for those who are dealing with Covid-19, from good news-makers all over the world: mutual aid cooperatives, economic grants, home remedies, online communities, wholeness mindset work, yoga poses, and more. Please pass this information along!
 
211: Essential Services
Coronavirus Resource Kit
Crisis Counseling from SAMHSA
You Can Heal Your Life Audiobook
Distance Resistance Facebook Group
Iyengar Yoga Poses for the Respiratory System
Coronavirus Economic Impact (Stimulus) Check Info
Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak
Who is Onome?
 
Onome is a vocalist, facilitator and interdisciplinary artist of Urhobo heritage in the Niger Delta. She incorporates improvisation into her practice as a tool to expand consciousness, creativity, and personal development. Through her audience-interactive performances, workshops and sound installations, Onome embodies joy, enchantment, and infinite possibility. She is a partner artist at Carnegie Hall as a core member of the vocal improvisation ensemble, Moving Star.

She has performed sound poetry at hundreds of venues nationally, recorded soundscapes for podcasts, and created vocal film scores. She received her MFA in Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. She is the artistic director for Lush Tongue, a vocal improvisation project where sound, creativity, self-discovery, connection, and joy converge through singing—via sound healing sessions, workshops, vocal coaching, retreats, and concerts. She leads Soul Incites, a women's self-development book club. She got her start in spoken word poetry and opera via Nuyorican Poets Cafe and New York University, and now facilitates community vocal immersions at concert halls, conferences, galleries, museums, schools, cultural centers, shelters, prisons, parks, churches, wherever voices gather.
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Onome
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