Teaching Artist: Poetry, Acting, and the Healing Arts
Zoe Flowers is a Reiki Master, actress, poet and playwright. Her poetry can be found in Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Mrtin and Marissa Alexander and Dear Sister Letters: From Survivors of Sexual Assault and several online journals. In 2002, Ms. Flowers conducted a series of candid interviews with women of color about their experiences with domestic and sexual violence. The book Dirty Laundry: Women of Color Speak Up About Dating & Domestic Violence emerged from those interviews. From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood (FA2AD) is a choreodrama that uses monologues, poetry and vignettes to dramatize stories shared in Dirty Laundry and includes new stories focused on racism, same sex violence, body image and the journey to self-love. Zoe wrote, produces, directs adn sometimes acts in this powerful four-women piece, which has had several successful performances acorss the country.
With over thirteen years of experience in the domestic violence field, Zoe has been interviewed on National Public Radio and works nationally and internationally addressing the issue of domestic violence. In 2014, Zoe launched Soul Requirements, an umbrella organization for her artistic projects, domestic violence consultant offerings and her healing and transformation work. Additionally Zoe is the Project Manager for the Women of Color Network and is a Teaching Artist at Bailey’s Cafe.
Zoë joined Bailey’s Café in 2013 working with our youth and elders as a teaching artist and healer.