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Welcome to Soul Requirements!

My name is Zoë Flowers and I am writer, poet, playwright, certified Reiki Master and Intuitive Reader.  I have been involved with metaphysics for the past 20 years. I have studied crystal healing and chakra healing and meditation and began practicing yoga in 1998. It was at this time that I became interested in Oriental Medicine. I began experimenting with different herbs and investigating Ayurvedic medicine. I would share what I knew with friends and family. Then about 10 years ago I received a message that I was a healer and I would assist people with their healing. At the time this did not resonate because I did not think I would be doing hands on healing as I was heavily involved with my work in the domestic violence movement.

I have worked in the domestic violence and sexual assault field for the past thirteen years. I have travelled around the country and out of the country speaking on the issue of domestic violence. I have dealt with people at their lowest and highest points of their life. After about 2 years in the movement I realized that the absence of spiritual healing was a detriment to our movement and would be a great help to not only survivors of abuse but also those of us that serve them. With this in mind, I began to incorporate wellness practices at the organizations I worked for.

In 2011, I began to see that there might be another calling on my life. The call to do healing work began to get louder and louder. I decided to follow this call and was led to reiki in a matter of months. I quickly began looking for a reiki master and found one that “coincidentally” lived right around the corner. I began to study under Freddie Pearson and received my Reiki 1 & 2 from him. I can honestly say that Reiki has had a profound impact on my life. From my first treatment I knew that it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The more I began studying the practice , the more it began revealing itself to me. I have also been able to let go of many things that I have carried for a long time.

Right from the beginning, most of the people that come to me had some sort of experience with domestic and or sexual violence. They have either been direct recipients or have witnessed it as a child. What I love about the work I do is the physical change I see in my clients. I do lots of consultation and many of the people I treat report that their sessions with me have been more helpful than traditional therapy in many ways.

I currently work as a reiki master and it has been one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life so far. However, right from the beginning I knew that I would eventually expand my practice.

Soul Requirements is everything I love under one roof!! Here you will find information about my books, plays, healing services and more.

Enjoy the site and embrace your soul requirements!

SERVICES


Education

I offer a variety of workshops and consulting services which are designed to help you remove the road blocks to being the best you ever. I provide a wide range of trainings in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault prevention and healing. I also coordinate wellness retreats for advocates and community members.


Inspire

In addition to doing reiki treatments, reiki practioner trainings, tarot readings and house blessings I also provide consultation on meditation, creating sacred spaces and setting up an ancestral altars. My work is about finding out what makes your soul sing. I want to help you uncover your Soul’s Requirements!


Entertain

I create theatrical productions that promote meaningful experiences for people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. I love collaborating with like minded community based and corporate partners that are working for social change. I make art that opens dialogue and brings people together.

IAMZoëFlowers

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IAMZoëFlowers

Zoë Flowers is a filmmaker, author, poet, actress, Reiki Master, seasoned domestic violence advocate and writer with the Huffington Post. Her poetry and essays can be found in Stand Our Ground; Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Dear Sister: Letters From Survivors of Sexual Assault and several online journals.

Like many young women, Zoë found herself in a dangerous relationship in her early twenties. She ended the relationship but the experience motivated her to be a catalyst for change. She worked at several state domestic violence coalitions where she provided training, technical assistance and domestic violence expertise to local and state domestic violence programs and community partners across the country before dedicating her talents to women of color advocates, survivors and their families as the Director of Survivor Programs for the Women of Color Network Inc.

In 2012, Zoë launched Soul Requirements to combine her artistic projects, domestic violence expertise and holistic healing practice. Since then, she has facilitated individual and group healing sessions to clients across the country and oversees in addition to being a holistic healing consultant for the Joyful Heart Foundation. She has worked with the organization since 2012 on a number of projects and was the lead healer at the trauma center the organization ran after the Newtown tragedy. She is also a member of the foundation’s retreat team where she provides Reiki to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. As a co-creator of SoulShifting Retreats, Zoë and her Co-maestra Dr. G. Love facilitated life-changing retreats to over 30 participants during the 2016 summer and winter solstices in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador.

In 2004, Zoë Flowers conducted interviews with women of color about their experiences with domestic and sexual violence. From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood is the book that emerged from those interviews. ASHES – a ChoreoDrama that uses monologues, poems and vignettes to breathe life into the original stories chronicled in Zoë’s book and includes new stories about historical oppression, the media, campus sexual assault, body image, and the journey to self-love. ASHES has had many successful performances across the country including; Yale University’s Fearless Conference on April 9th 2016, The White House’s United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC on June 15, 2016, NCADV’s National Conference: Voices United on October 24, 2016 and Smith College on April 6, 2017. ASHES is currently being developed through Brown University’s Research-to-Performance Method and a performance of ASHES is set for March 2-4, 2018. Zoë’s book, From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood was re-released January 2017 and Zoë has done several book readings throughout the year. She was hosted at the YWCA Glendale in Glendale, CA this past May and returned to Smith College on November 5, 2017 to introduce students to the book.

Now, with more than sixteen years of experience, Zoë has worked nationally and internationally, has appeared on National Public Radio, spoken at Yale University, Springfield College and Smith College on the issues of domestic and sexual violence and has now added filmmaking, producing and directing to her resume. She wrote the screenplay and began filming her 1st movie RODE this summer. The film is already slated for screening at Smith College and the Newark Music Festival in 2018.

Books

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Books

According to the Department of Justice:

• Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average
• 57% say dating violence is difficult to identify
• 58% say they don’t know how to help someone who’s experiencing it
• 51% of college males admit perpetrating one or more sexual assault incidents during 
college
And
• The National Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), reported that 9.5 percent of Black women had been stalked and 41.2 percent of Black women had been physically abused by a partner during their lifetime

The statistics above show us that a significant numbers of people are severely impacted by the intimate partner violence. But we don’t need statistics to tell us that. We see it on the news, in our homes and college campuses.
*Why Do They Stay? Survivors stay in abusive relationships for lots of reasons. Many stay because of love, fear, economic instability, a lack of understanding and support from peers, family members and society and a host of other reasons.

Like many young women, Zoë Flowers found herself in a dangerous relationship. She ended the relationship but the experience motivated her to challenge rape culture and become a catalyst for change. And she discovered that magic happened when she started sharing her struggles and the journey to self-love. 
 From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood   is an intensely personal look at intimate partner violence and the road to healing.

Educate.

From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood provides readers with insight into the historical and current societal factors that support gender based violence and National Domestic Violence Resources. The book also illustrates the unique barriers to safety faced by survivors of color and highlights strategies for safety planning, healing and prevention.

Inspire.

From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood uses real stories to show survivors that they are not alone and that it is possible to get past the pain and shame of abusive relationships.

Entertain.

From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood includes Zoë’s poetic offerings and is the inspiration for the powerful ensemble piece, ASHES, uses monologues; poetry and vignettes to breathe life into the original stories shared in this book and and includes new stories about historical oppression, the media, campus sexual assault, and body image. ASHES has had many successful performances across the country including; The White House’s United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC on June 15, 2016 and Yale University’s Fearless Conference on April 9th 2016. 

Get your copy & spread the word!!!

You can find From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood at Balboa Press Books or Amazon.com 

I love video testimonials!!!!
Please send them and inquiries about book signings to zoe@soulrequirements.org

Tit2ba Productions

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Tit2ba Productions

Tit2ba Productions that develops and produces movies, plays and books that invite women, men and gender non-conforming folks across the country to explore social issues, healing and spirituality.

The Company is currently working on 3 projects

Book-From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood In 2004, Zoë Flowers conducted interviews with women of color about their experiences with domestic and sexual violence. From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood is the book that emerged from those interviews.

Film- Rode We meet Faith on June 19th. Two days before her 36th birthday. The age women in her family reach their full power. She’s at the crossroads where her great grandmother, Orisha, and a Greek Goddess have crossed time, space and the afterlife to ensure that her family’s legacy survives. A legacy that’s been hidden…until now

Play- ASHES is a ChoreoDrama that uses monologues, poems and vignettes to breathe life into the original stories chronicled in Zoe’s book: Dirty Laundry and includes new stories about historical oppression, the media, campus sexual assault, body image,and the journey to self-love. Ashes is the story of our mothers, grandmothers, daughters and sisters!

TESTIMONIALS

As someone who has had readings before from numerous proclaimed mediums and pyshics all of whom have had a success rate of 50% at most I can say that Zoe is the real deal. Zoe must dine with the Divine Beings for breakfast, lunch and dinner because her accuracy is sickening!

Since our gathering, I've been very observant of those around me and without judgement or critique,

Since I left your place I stopped speaking to two of my men friends, started speaking to a relative who I was upset with, started an application for grad school after being indecisive for 6 months, and shaved my head…so…um just sayin!

I was surprised because as she told me what she did I could relate it back to things that were going on.

Zoe is New York's Best Kept Secret!Kadeem

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