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Arts in Health Practitioner

Theatre Artist and Health Education Specialist (CHES) exploring the impact of art and culture on health and health research for public health and social justice

With a social justice as public health approach to her work, Saharra is passionate about the arts’ ability to heal, inspire, and foster change across cultures and lifespans. Similarly, she’s fascinated with the arts’ ability to dismantle systems of oppression and tackle social inequities in health.

Welcome

You’ve stumbled across this page because, like me, you’re interested in the power of the arts: storytelling, communication, theatre, dance, visual arts, drama and more! I curate arts in health and edutainment programming for all ages. Take a look around to see what I’ve been getting my nose into, my passions, and my joys. Feel free to connect with me if you want to learn more about what I do or learn how we can collaborate!

I offer Consulting and Program Planning for local health departments, schools, community centers and organizations, nonprofits, and more!

Within the arts lies a powerful but largely untapped force for healing. The arts and science are two sides of the same coin, which is our shared humanity. Our ability to live fulfilling, healthy lives depends on bringing these two forces together

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA 19th Surgeon General of the United States

Highlights


The #StayHome Project

Exploring everyday experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic through a theatrical lens using a community-based participatory action methodology

Read our article in ArtsPraxis Volume 7 Issue 2a

Soul Circle Arts

A Women’s Arts in Health Collective, creating brave spaces for Women and Girls of Color to explore health and justice through art, performance, and storytelling

We’re Having a Party!

Workshopping an immersive theatre in health education experience for the very young, exploring what it means to make healthy and strong choices for love of ourselves and our communities

Why Work with Me?

I empower communities to creatively engage in their own learning process, especially Black and Brown populations. With this, I am adamant about upholding critical pedagogy in health education. I actively work to put the “public” back into “public health”, as I guide community members and students in their own change processes, harnessing their own art and culture in the process. I am skilled in exploring:

  • Reproductive Health and Justice
  • Child Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Leader”

I have no doubt Saharra will become a thought leader in leverage theatre for public health

Anna

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Great Work on this Project”

Great work on this project Saharra, I’m glad I was able to attend the premiere

Britton re: The #StayHome Project

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Phenomenal”

Saharra does phenomenal work for the community. She is hardworking and innovative in her approach!

Jalisa

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*My typical response time is 24-72 hours