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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


Educate

Through an intersectional approach, trainings on Domestic Violence, Historical Oppression, The Herstory of the Battered Women’s Movement, Primary Prevention, and Healing Informed Advocacy the Social Change Institute supports organizations, activists and educators in their efforts to create the social change we all want to see.


Inspire

Those of us working in social justice, domestic violence, and the arts are well aware of the toll it can take on the body, mind and spirit. Additionally, navigating the criminal justice system, organizations and even auditions can leave us feeling stressed out and exhausted. Our Healing Institute utilizes meditation, visualization, reiki, acting techniques to increase awareness, reduce stress, promote relaxation and creativity.


Entertain

The Artist Institute creates art that explores issues facing local and global communities. We encourage the artists we work with and audiences who attend our performances to move beyond  what they have taken to be as “facts.”  Through our artistic journeying, we invite people of all ages and diverse backgrounds to join us in radical conversations about “what is possible” and what it means to create the world we want to see.

IAMZoëFlowers

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IAMZoëFlowers

Zoë Flowers is a filmmaker, 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. Her film RODE is in postproduction.

Like many young women, Zoë found herself in a dangerous relationship. Motivated to become a catalyst for change, she worked at several state domestic violence coalitions before joining the Women of Color Network Inc. where she is the Director of Survivor Programs.

In 2004, Zoë conducted interviews with woc 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, the play that breathes life into the stories chronicled in Zoë’s book has gone to Yale, The White House’s United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC and several conferences and universities across the country.

With more than 16 years of experience, Zoë works nationally, internationally, has appeared on NPR, at Smith College and was keynote speaker at the 2018 Florida Coalition Against Sexual Assault statewide conference in the spring of 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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