Ifasina (they/them) is a southern born and raised Bay Area transplant. They came to organizing work as a 24-year old in the deep south around issues impacting LGBTQIA Black folks. After spending some time studying sociology, gaining spiritual and wellness development skills both personally and as a wellness practitioner, they began integrating those skills and experience with their organizing and advocacy work.
Ifasina has been with Young Women’s Freedom Center since 2016 working mostly in the areas of healing, spirituality, and leadership development. Ifasina now serves as Director of Culture and Healing with an emphasis on replicating and undergirding the YWFC model and ensuring the programmatic trajectory around wellness and sustainable practices for liberatory and movement work.
Embodiment Coach and creator of the Get Embodied Soul Dance experience, Ifasina has been a lifelong student of the human experience and self-mastery. They teach, coach, and consult on various issues and topics that involve being the kind of leader that cultivates and invests in their own greatness while being in relationship with others to support them in doing the same. Ifasina is trained formally and informally in various healing modalities and professional development strategies with a focus on experiences and bodies that are often overlooked and ignored in the pursuit of mainstream notions of leadership, professionalism, health, and wellness.