Soul Circle is a Women’s Arts & Health Collective creating brave spaces for Women and Girls of Color to explore health and justice through art, performance, and storytelling. We are centering Black and Brown Women & Girls by putting art and culture at the forefront of our offerings…meeting you exactly where you are through a diverse sisterhood
We offer robust arts in health programming, arts-based health coaching, and other wellness solutions that draw on the healing and educational power of the arts. Soul Circle was founded in June 2020 by Founder and Executive Director Saharra Dixon. As an artist and certified health educator, she saw the need for culturally-relevant and creative ways to take control of her health.
At Soul Circle, we believe women and girls need sustainable ways to continue processing and moving forward in their lives. We aim to foster healing, resiliency, advocacy, community, and action through song, dance, theatre, painting, movement, and other art forms to continue the fight towards a more loving and just world–and that starts with YOU.
We harness the arts to help us learn from our body & minds. Join Our Circle and come explore the healing and transformative power of the arts!
We found that while the wellness industry is booming, there are few offerings tailored specifically to Black and Brown Women and Girls. We understand that Black/Brown communities hold fast to their arts and culture, and have continuously put social justice at the forefront of their plight.
By centering these values, we aim to increase participation in wellness-based practices. Arts in Health is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to transforming health and healthcare experiences through the use of art such as literary, visual, and performing arts.
We have found through our research that creative expression has been proven to be helpful to individuals with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine notes, “At the intersection of public health, arts, and culture lies the potential for building stronger and healthier communities in America.” Artists and Cultural Workers are adept at translating information across languages, cultures, and sectors. They communicate in ways that are emotionally engaging, memorable, and personally & culturally relevant—important when working with Black and Brown populations.
The arts are particularly situated to address the following public health issues: collective trauma, racism, social isolation and exclusion, mental health, and chronic disease. These are important health factors for Black and Brown women, but are not at the forefront of tailored wellness programs. At Soul Circle, we hope to change that through the integration of art.