THE SOUL SAUNA
The soul sauna is a new black and queer unity collective headed by Naomi Bah and Phoenix Chase-Meares, hosting a group of eclectic, soulful, thoughtful and activist humans, coming from all over the world with different backgrounds. We are a diverse group with diverse opinions, but the same goal. Our intention is to bring light to the social, political, and economic climate regarding inequality and adversity, and to create a safe space for everyones views.
In the past, we have had the honour of hosting our first Soul Sauna Symposium at the GAY SHAME event, an event that creates a queer safe space and celebrates pride in a anti- assimilationist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, vegan, drug free approach.
Here we were given the platform to have an open panel discussion about systemic racism, white & patriarchal supremacy and the black lives matter movement. The symposium and event were a complete success, the care and kindness there was overwhelmingly beautiful. We then went on to host another panel discussion at Soho House on queer inclusivity in Berlin, an event which infiltrated and occupied space in a non intersectional feminist organisation.
We will now be hosting monthly events in which we will have live performances from dancers, poets, musicians and singers, exhibitions from painters, photographers and fashion designers. And will end with an open-panel discussion or speech where the topic changes month to month. All profits from the event will be redirected straight back into charities, organisations or creating workshops for at-risk LGBTQ+, POC, refugee youth.
To keep upto date with our events, or how to get involved, please follow or instagram account @Thesoulsauna or @tobylikesmilk