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Leadership Talk DR.

MARISOL NORRIS Assistant Professor of Expressive Therapies Counseling, Lesley University | Founder, The Black Music Therapy Network, Inc. What is your personal mission statement as a leader? My mission is to amplify our human need for wholeness and the liberatory function of the arts to deepen our capacity for healing and transformation as individuals, families, communities, and societies.

Can you tell us about your current work and how it relates to some of the topics in this year's Leadership Journal?

At the center of my work are people and communities seeking wholeness and health. For some, that may be cultivating positive selfesteem, altering unhealthy relationship patterns, addressing trauma, practicing radical self-care, or restoring community. Through music, I help others to understand themselves more fully, make meaning of experiences, imagine, explore, and mobilize new possibilities, and shape their individual and collective stories, their freedom. In many ways, this work is connected to healing justice—working to offer holistic approaches that address life challenges and the relational, institutional, and systemic oppression that perpetuate harm and serves as barriers to healing and transformation.

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...