I AM JOTHI!

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Jothi is at the centre of who I am! It is my middle name and I embody the full essence of its meaning, which is light/spark in Sanskrit.

My life’s purpose is to hold space for folks to journey to self through a variety of modalities such as mindfulness, art/creativity, dance/movement, and spirituality. It is my dream for community to deepen their understanding that Spirit has equipped us with profound abundance within to live a purpose driven life! That we can undeniably know how beautifully dynamic we are and tap into our unique wellspring and shine our light from this place of great abundance!

As a youngster, I was a lonely kid with few friends and quite often in my head day dreaming of worlds beyond my own. I would escape through art, music, and writing stories and even though I may have felt alone, lost, and unsupported, I knew that Spirit and ancestors were always protecting and guiding me.

Now as a wife and mom of two kiddos, I am on a journey to heal from the trauma that I experienced as a child and reconnect with myself and other like-minded women. I have been navigating new spaces within myself and around me and as I heal, new fertile ground appears for me to plant, foster, grow and harvest new paradigms and relationships. I am in awe of these spaces and want to continue to share and open up some of my processes as well as how I have integrated my arts, photography and spiritual practices into my life. I am learning that many women are on a similar journey as me, and I want to connect with more of them! There is so much we can share, relate to and learn from one another. Don’t get it twisted though, with every light and bright space that appears to me as I heal and clear space, a dark and lonely space still exists. I am learning to accept and surrender to these difficult spaces, find my tribe, and understand that these spaces exist within me as part of who I am. My spirit is all of it!

I am a certified Sacred Leader with Sacred Women International, Leadership Durham Steering Committee Member at Community Development Council of Durham, Diversity & Equity Committee Member and School Community Council Chair at Carruther’s Creek P.S., Volunteer of 10 years with Community Care Durham, Professional Artist, Photographer, Arts for Wellness Facilitator and Program Developer, Community Builder and Mental Health Advocate.

I am learning to surrender, accept, explore, discover and reclaim the parts of me that were always there. The good, the bad, and everything in between. I am on a mission to connect with others who are ready to do the same!

I am learning to surrender, accept, explore, discover and reclaim the parts of me that were always there. The good, the bad, and everything in between. I am on a mission to connect with others who are ready to do the same!


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Life’s waters flow from darkness. Search the darkness, don’t run from it.
— Rumi