Friday, October 14, 2016

The Shift

#urbansoulfarmer grew out of a need to learn my culture and tradition through the migration of medicinal plants and spices. Urban Soul Farmer is also a platform that synthesizes wellness, art and nature. The aim is to sow seeds of wisdom about our past, present and future. Study, research, certifications, observation, workshops, community, interviews, and travel are all part of my process to create an experimental multimedia narrative about my ancestors.

I am continuing as Blaqnomadtales to archive stories of healers, counselors, and underground artists of the African Diaspora. Our stories need to be told by us and preserved by us. The time is now. Stay tuned 2017

I would like to thank Rock Rose a Gallery for donating a garden plot to urban soul farmer. I will be hosting classes every two weeks for demonstrations, hands on projects and community building. As part of  an "art and nature" series, I have been chosen to organize and develop urban gardening workshops including art and poetry events out of peaceful Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Los Angeles.

Be the peace you want to see in the world,
Zoe Blaq

For workshop updates:
Twitter: urbansoulfarmer
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Urban Soul Farmer hosts Goddess Tea Party

I am an artist and holistic health advocate. My love is using healing arts for community building. This is a workshop developed for self care and empowerment. We can not fully be a Goddess if we are constantly burned out and drained. We discussed the importance of sacred space, herbs specifically for womban health and tasted home made kombucha, hibiscus and dandelion root tea. We even had a fantastic time making mosaic pots for our own sacred space. All guests left with an Urban Soul Farmer gift bag. 
Please contact me for the next Goddess Workshop coming up! 

Zoe Blaq CEO of IStoryTells

I am floating, flying, sailing into darkness, uncertainty and faith. It's been an interesting year so far. I feel myself evolving while unraveling. With the death of my grandmother and my beloved friend just a few months apart, I feel the ancestors tugging at me like never before.
My production company is providing a service in order to fund our film production about the African Diaspora called DiSpell. I would like to thank all of you who have donated at our fundraisers. We continue to stay passionate about traveling along the Caribbean coast and archiving stories. The goal is to fly to Afro Caribbean Costa Rica and travel by land back to the United States maintaining and documenting stories of our ancestors. We are the historians that must keep our own stories alive. It is important to instill strength, courage and holistic health practices in our POC communities. I am a holistic health advocate and I want to remind you of who you are. As storytellers and multimedia creatives we have created a comic web publishing service called
We will turn your poem, art -activisim, short story or sketch into an interactive web comic book or zine. This is a way to have fun collaborating with others while raising funds for our safe production travels. My very first  interactive online comic will be out soon thanks to my business partner Skryb Anu of Earth Realm Comics.

A poem dedication:

"Rest in Power Madea"
I thank you for the fire in my words
the creole twist in my warrior spirit
and the memories we shared on a stormy
Louisiana night sharing our love for

Feel free to contact if you want your story told!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How to Find Purpose

Our purpose is to love ourselves in such a way that love has no choice but to vibrate out to others.

Zoe Blaq

Holistic Health workshops

DiSpell a film about the African Diaspora

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Love Notes

Spring is always a self reflection of who I have become mostly because my birthday is in March. Urban gardening is not just a hobby it's a lifestyle that gives me hope, faith and abundance in a world of uncertainty. A seed is potential. Compost is rebirth. The sun and moon connects us all to growth and prosperity. I am a holistic health advocate who aims to help people reconnect with who they are instead of getting lost in illusion. I have gained tremendous insight from traveling. Food sharing and community has broadened my views on migration and the cultures and traditions that have maintained medicinal herbs and their use.
I will be venturing into this topic in the film DiSpell .
Sobek Films

Holistic Health: 
Gardening as mindfulness; tune into nature: 
The more you grow, the more you will invite butterflies, ladybugs, praying mantis, lizards, hummingbirds and bees. Gardening is inviting a beautiful atmosphere into your environment and having the pleasure to see how we all coexist organically . This is how we come to understand the ecosystem and our interconnectedness. 
 Gardening is also a form of exercise. We move out of the mind and into the body.  Grounding your feet in the dirt has healing properties. Placing hands in the dirt is an anti depressant. 
When in direct contact with the Earth, your body becomes suffused with negative charged free electrons and equalizes to the same electric energy level as the earth.
Gardening is empowerment:
Radical self love is taking back your health by growing your own food. 
Urban Soul Farmer Workshops going on now.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Urban Soul Farmer Workshop at Black Caucus 2016

Having a blast meeting new people at the Black Caucus on the Bakersfield College campus. I'm thrilled that community leaders are excited about #urbansoulfarmer workshops. I had so much fun exchanging info with positive folks. I'd like to thank everyone involved! #sobekfilms #daughtersofthediaspora #grubscape 
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#urbansoulfarmer #ArtPlay #Sobekfilms