Episode 206

Wellness as a Way of Work with Tara Aura Purnell


January 23rd, 2024

1 hr 1 min 57 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens! I am sincerely grateful to my community of Glocal Citizens, especially as former guests have been delivering on sharing life experiences with me and the podcast in their communities. My guest this week is someone I met last December in Ghana while catching up with Nydia Swaby in Accra and I’m happy to share her story. Washington, D.C native, Tara Aura Purnell is a meditation guide, ritual artist, certified yoga teacher, and wellness-prenuer empowering people to feel better more of the time. She curates wellness events for marginalized communities as Co-Founder of Blind Seed, which nurtures growth for city-dwellers with an interest in clean living and self-expansion. As an adolescent equity and inclusion activist, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she went on to become a writer, creative producer and brand marketing strategist before shifting her focus to health and healing arts. Her current work as a wellness organizer, pleasure activist and food justice advocate centers inclusive, holistic approaches to collective care and wellbeing.

Where to find Tara?
On LinkedIn
On Instagram

What’s Tara reading?
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

Other topics of interest:
About Wtrmln Wtr
About Hurricane Maria
Where to find La Cucina Guava-Chili Tea
The Mix Accra Friday Night Lights hosted by Glocal Citizen Kobby Graham and friends
The Higher Self Podcast EP125
On Santería in Cuban Culture
What is a Glockenspiel?