Presenting Workshop: “Owning Your Erotic and Spiritual Self” at Mystic Soul Project Conference 2019    -Photo by Miller of Aviator Media Group

Presenting Workshop: “Owning Your Erotic and Spiritual Self” at Mystic Soul Project Conference 2019

-Photo by Miller of Aviator Media Group

My name is Rashida KhanBey Miller. You can call me Rashi. My pronouns are (She/Her). I am a filmmaker, actor and movement artist. I am passionate about activating dance as a catalyst for transformation, to help womxn and non-binary femmes reclaim pleasure as an integral part of our healing journey. My practice asks the question: How do we unlearn the fear and shame around our sexuality in order to change the way we connect to our bodies, our intimate partner(s), to the world and our relationship with our spiritual self? How does our relationship to the erotic (or lack thereof) support or impede our ability to thrive?

As someone who identifies as a Black, Fat, Queer Femme I had no other choice but to ask myself these questions. When I found that there wasn’t a reality that yet existed where the intersections of my identity could breathe + exist without harm, I made it my business to begin creating safe space for myself and others whose lived experienced reflected my own and our allies. Over the last ten years I’ve created sanctuaries for womxn and non-binary femmes to articulate the joy, pain,heartbreak, frustration,systemic experiences of oppression, grief, desire and longing that often come with embodying the intersection of multiple identities. My practice is designed to help people articulate their stories through movement so those experiences don’t go unexpressed; and give us the opportunity to thrive not just survive.