Nov 23, 2022
I Belong to Me: Conversations with Velda Thomas
On this episode of Our True Colors, I had the opportunity to spend time with Velda Thomas - sharing our thoughts on identity, growth, and belonging.
Velda Thomas is the author of Blended: Perspectives on Belonging. She was born and educated in England, UK with family ancestry from Africa, the Caribbean, and the America's. Healing modalities have always been of interest to Velda. She has a love of plants and herbal remedies. For Velda, somatic and ritual experiences weave passion with grounded human experience for creativity and freedom of expression.
Velda has worked as a kindergarten teacher, adult educator, birth doula, massage therapist, sound practitioner and writer. She is a horsewoman, nature lover, mover of the body and world traveler. Velda is currently living in Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula in the USA.
Together, Velda and I talk about belonging to oneself and her sense of vibrational alignment with nature.
If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show.
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*Resources and References*
* Musicians are Hooking Up Synthesizers to Plants for New Sonic Possibilities
* Connect Your Plant To A Moog Synth With MIDI Sprout
* The Woman King (2022)
* Whites Distrust Biracial People When Their Racial Presentation Varies, Rutgers Study Finds
* Asian Americans are Skeptical of Biracial People’s Racial Loyalties
(Note: Jacqueline Chen is a former Our True Colors Guest. Check out her episode here.)