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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

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.

Meet Zoë

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Meet Zoë

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

Like many young women, Zoë Flowers found herself in a dangerous relationship in her early twenties. Flowers ended the relationship but the experience motivated her to be a catalyst for real change. Now, with almost fifteen years of experience in the domestic violence field, Zoë has appeared on National Public Radio, works nationally and has spoken internationally on the issue of domestic and sexual violence and works with the Joyful Heart Foundation as a holistic healing consultant for various events including their retreat program, which provides survivors with holistic approaches to healing in the nurturing environment of community. Zoë 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 Program Manager for the Women of Color Network Inc.

In 2014, Zoë launched Soul Requirements, which combines her artistic projects, domestic violence expertise, and holistic healing practice. Since then, Zoë has facilitated individual and group Reiki sessions and practioner trainings and readings to clients across the country and oversees. She also donates her services at community events when asked. Zoë provided healing support to sexual assault survivors while they testified at the Black Women’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission hosted by Black Women’s Blueprint this past May, to participants at a series of plays dedicated to Trayvon Martin at the National Black Theatre in Harlem and countless other venues. In addition to Soul Requirements and all her other hats, Zoe was one of the original members of the Black Witch Chronicles. Zoë, shared readings, channeled messages and provided sage advice to thousands via Facebook and YouTube as part of the trio. Zoë is also one of the co-creators of Solstice SoulShifting. This cutting edge retreat combines indigenous healing technologies with survivor-centered approaches to provide participants with a retreat experience of a lifetime. Dr. G. Love and Zoë are looking forward to hosting another retreat this December in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador.

Zoë’s book, From Ashes To Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood (FA2AD) a collection interviews Zoë conducted with women of color survivors of domestic and sexual violence is set for re-release 2017.

ASHES, is a ChoreoDrama that emerged from FA2AD. Zoë wrote, produces and acts in the powerful ensemble piece, which has had performances across the country including; The White House’s United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC on June 15, 2016, Yale University’s Fearless Conference on April 9th 2016 as part of her presentation, Women of Color, Misogynoir, Sexual Assault & Reclaiming Our Magic and The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence National Conference: Voices United on October 24, 2016. Zoë will return to Yale in 2017 where she’ll conduct a four month Campus Project that will culminate with a performance of ASHES by Yale’s Heritage Theatre Ensemble on April 7-8, 2017. Zoë looks forward to replicating her Yale performance and presentation at Smith College in April 2017 and to a new residency at Brown University that is centered on ASHES.

 

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

Productions

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Productions

I create theatrical productions that promote meaningful experiences for people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Our company uses the arts and educational workshops as a vehicle for creating safe spaces for womyn and men across the country to explore numerous social issues.

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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