My name is Rashida KhanBey Miller (Rashi). My pronouns are She/Her.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist. I love storytelling. I love to dance. I am passionate about using my training and experience in the arts to help womxn heal their body,mind and spirit. My practice is centered in reclaiming pleasure as an integral part of our healing. How do we unlearn the fear and shame of the erotic in order to thrive in the way we connect to ourselves, to our intimate partner(s), to the world and our relationship with God? I’ve spent majority of my life asking this question.
I’ve been teaching and creating brave spaces for womxn to reclaim sovereignty of the erotic power for over ten years. I started teaching small dance classes on my University campus in Chicago guiding women to love and reconnect to the body. That work over the last decade has expanded in ways that I could never have imagined possible. And the womxn that I have encountered have truly changed my life. We are holding onto so much in our bodies as womxn. The pain, the heartbreak, the frustration, the systemic experiences of oppression, grief, desire and longing and it all lives in the muscle memory of our bodies - often going unexpressed. I help womxn articulate their stories through dance so they can reclaim themselves. When I talk about sexy/erotic/sensual in my work- I am speaking beyond this idea of physical aesthetic and talking about our joy, our peace, our wellbeing, our aliveness and the way we show up in the world. These things combined create our sexy. Reclaiming your sexy is the act of reclaiming our strength to not just survive but thrive in our day to day lives. Welcome.