The House: Divya Farias- The Discipline of a Tender Heart

On the weekend of April 13th The House of Malico hosted their very first Elements retreat. Accepting eight applicants who are advancing social, racial, and economic equity through their art and activism. This three day retreat was a testament to the power of intentional space bringing together a cohort of black, brown and queer women to further strengthen community and to contemplate solutions to some of the hardest obstacles we face today.

The series features Interviews the retreats participants. Curious about their wellness practices, and what keeps them going as they pursue their art and activism.

Divya Farias (@postmistressgeneral)is a musician who has a background in Jazz and improvisation. She plays the saxophone, and for her activism is an intrinsic part of her creative practice. Her sensitivity to the human experience is utilized not only as a means of creative inspiration but is also a form of self-care.

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