Tazeen and Dr. Reem Abou-Samra talk about how to go from a fragmented identity to a unified sense of selfhood through poetry and politics and what it means to be an activist.
Books Mentions: W.E.B. Du Bois- The Souls of Black Folk https://www.amazon.com/Souls-Black-Fo...
Check out Reem's poetry on her IG!
Tazeen and award-winning poet, Aishah Gulam, discuss how modern mediums for creative writing can be used for historic justice issues, particularly issues of oppression of women, sexual abuse and assault, and religious persecution.
Check out more of Aishah's short poems on her IG!
Tazeen and Leah Slagenwhite, owner of Starseed Yoga, discuss Decolonizing Beauty Yoga and what it truly means to be honoring the practice, essence, and history of Yoga.
Check out Leah's studio Starseed Yoga!
Tazeen and talent developer, Ashley Peacock discuss life as a creative entrepreneur and how to deal with perfectionism and fears as an artist.
Stay connected with Ashley at his website https://thesoulfoundry.com/.
In Episode 6 of Digging Deeper, Tazeen and Communications and Spoken Word Professor, Traci Currie, discuss what Traci has coined "Spirit Spaces," and about how to cultivate honesty and authenticity in expression.
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Check out Traci's Instagram, Poetry, and Talks:
In Episode 4 of Digging Deeper, Tazeen and Detroit Poet and Host, Ber-Henda Williams, discuss poetry as a means of healing in both the writing and performance stages.
Check out Ber-Henda Williams!
Brene Brown on vulnerability:
Brene Brown on Trust:
In Episode 3 of Digging Deeper, Tazeen Ayub and rapper/recording artists, Mahogany Jones, discuss what activism and advocacy looks like for artists and others.
Be sure to look up Mahogany Jones, her latest album Sugar Water, and all her upcoming projects!
In Episode 2 of Digging Deeper, Tazeen Ayub and Detroit jazz saxophonist, Mike Monford, discuss the history and roots of jazz in the United States as a spiritual art form.
The Mysticism of Sound and Music (https://www.amazon.com/Mysticism-Soun...)
Find Mike Monford's work:
Tazeen and singer/songwriter, Sophiyah E., talk about all the aspects of health (mind, body, and soul) as they relate to music-making, creativity, and our overall well-being.
Books and Sites Mentioned:
Water Experiment with Words: http://highexistence.com/water-experi...
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Jar-Sylvi...
The Ultimate Book of Vegetables by Susie Ferrie https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Book-...
Possibilities by Herbie Hancock and Lisa Dickey https://www.amazon.com/Herbie-Hancock...
Check out Sophiyah E.'s music and upcoming projects!