joy is a daily choice // Truth Tribe interview: VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia
VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia knows that wild joy is possible, no matter what heartache or pain you've endured.
Trust me--she's been there, too, and still believes that "Joy is a daily choice."
VersAnnette ("Verse") is a force for healing, dedicated to transforming unbearable ache into wild joy. As an artist, writer, advocate, and healing arts practitioner, Verse shows that continual rebirth is possible for us all.
Verse has “a strong desire to nurture, enlighten, awaken, inspire, and empower people,” especially through her business, Soul Revival Healing Arts. She says, “Creativity can resuscitate, resurrect, and reignite hearts with fire and purpose and passion.”
As a survivor-turned-advocate, Verse has over ten years’ experience in trauma-informed facilitation, practiced in settings including domestic violence shelters and Chicago high schools. She also founded a nonprofit organization, H.E.M (Heal, Empower, Motivate), which serves women affected by domestic violence.
What a thrill to welcome Verse to our Truth Tribe with her interview in The Phoenix Soul: Wild Joy.
Verse and I talked about the healing power of creative expression, her advocacy for domestic abuse survivors (and why it's so personal), her poetry collection, why joy is her primary wish for 2017, and more.
I asked Verse about how joy is her primary wish for 2017. Here's her answer, in part:
Phoenix soul, what would happen if you chose joy today?
We'd love to explore wild joy with you. Will you join us?
with love & awe,