Giovania Tiarachristie (they/them) is a consultant, facilitator, coach, bodyworker, and illustrator, dedicated to supporting individuals and communities in their journeys to liberation and healing.
Who I am
I have a vision of a healed and liberated society–where systems of justice and compassion replace systems of oppression; where every individual can experience rest, joy, creativity, and deep connectivity of their mind, body, and soul; where we return to a harmonized relationship with our land, communities, and ancestors.
I am a queer, immigrant, non-binary person of color, who practices embodying joy, radical love, and root-grasping in all that I do. I use my skills, experience, and intuition to help guide individuals and communities to tap into their inner wisdom and transform themselves, in order to transform society. I see myself as more of a "doula" rather than a "healer," as I support and bear witness to others' transformation and healing.
My ethos is informed by principles of decolonization, anti-racism, nonviolence, and healing justice, rooted in the wisdom and teachings of queer Black feminist liberation leaders and other people of color.
“I think it is healing behavior, to look at something so broken and see the possibility and wholeness in it" - adrienne maree brown
What I Offer
I thrive on exercising the full range of my passions and skills. The following is a summary of the services I offer:
DEIJ Facilitation & Coaching for organizations seeking cultural transformation in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ), anti-racism, and de-centering whiteness
Equitable Development Consulting and Facilitation for public and social sector organizations seeking to conduct more equitable and just urban planning, community engagement, policy-making, development, and design
Life Coaching for individuals seeking support on their journey towards healing, creativity, and liberation
Bodywork for individuals seeking holistic healing, including massage therapy, guided meditation, and other somatic practice
Design, for anyone seeking infographics, layout, logo-design, photography, children's books illustration, watercolors, and other graphic design
My lived experience, combined with my background in Sociology and Urban Planning inform my understanding of the layers of impacts of structural oppression on individuals and communities. My eight years of experience as a participatory planner, designer, facilitator, and racial justice consultant, inform my approach to helping organizations transform their cultures to advance social justice. My training in life coaching and massage therapy give me the somatic healing skills to help individuals to release, feel seen, and take action to heal themselves, their communities, their ancestors, and the world. I'm a designer and illustrator at heart, believe creativity is part of the healing process.
Check out Coded_Toons - an Instagram comic about society, self-care, and self-sabotage.
Contribute to the Patreon linked here!
To my ancestors, elders, and teachers, by blood or by spirit.
Thank you for your wisdom and strength that has given us the gift of this life and resilience to sustain it.
Guide us in this journey to heal and bear witness to the healing of others.
"We need to be weapons of mass construction, weapons of mass love.
It's not enough to just change the system. We need to change ourselves." - Assata Shakur
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."
- Audre Lorde
Please don't hesitate to send me a message me at
healingasresistance [at] gmail.com