Nadia is intimately familiar with how we allow the human condition to overshadow the human spirit as a survivor of many traumas who navigates the liminal space of multiple oppressed identities. The apparatus for their work spanning over ten years— intent on the advancement of humankind, particularly underserved and marginalized communities— centers authenticity, love, and connection as a throughline. Nadia culls from a range of methodologies, tools, and a Mise-en-scène approach to incubate personal and organizational metamorphosis. Nadia engages in an active and continuous pursuit of self-transformation that grounds wisdom in their body, mind, and quotidian existence. A heartivist-of-center, Nadia uses their innate faculties and motivated-skills to lead with intimate dexterity, and build power to create lasting change.
Nadia is training as an embodied coach via the Warriors for Embodied Liberation (WEL) teacher training program in Embodied and Transformative Leadership, a methodology created by Rusia Mohiuddin. At the core of this model is the deeply held belief that at the heart of sustainable movements must be the beat of sustainable people, and we must lead from a place of wholeness. By engaging in self-transformation towards embodied leadership, social justice leaders, organizations, and communities can begin to align ourselves, our beliefs, and our actions with our vision for the world. Nadia is a certified compassion fatigue specialist who practices a trauma-informed approach in their work with individuals and groups. Nadis is also a certified trainer in the Standing in Our Power “Breakdown to Breakthrough” model. Nadia received their B.A. in English from St. John’s University.