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Hanifa Nayo Washington is an award winning cultural producer & sacred artivist. Hanifa has been combining arts, healing, and activism to make the world a better place for 20+ years.
Hanifa is a certified Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Practitioner who graduated from Beloit College in 2001 with a B.A. in Communications & Russian & Soviet Studies.
Hanifa is the Principal Organizer & Co-Founding Practitioner of One Village Healing , a wellness and resilience initiative dedicated to creating spaces, gatherings, and programming, rooted in the values of the healing justice movement so all people can heal from the emotional, physical and spiritual impacts of systems of oppression. She also currently works with Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations as the Director of Community Engagement and is a leader of the New Haven Community Leadership Program.
In November of 2020 Hanifa joined the founding team of Fireside Project as the Cultivator Of Beloved Community. Fireside Project is developing and launching the world’s first Psychedelic Peer Support Line.
As a sacred artivist Hanifa views her creative gifts as a radical tool for liberation, healing, and community building. In 2017 she released her 3rd album Mantras for the Revolution. In December 2018 Hanifa received a Phenomenal Women Arts Award from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven for her contributions and achievements in the arts.