Gems and Jewels Team: Saafyr & Aabidah

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 Noemi ‘Saafyr’ Paz, best known as "SAAFYR" is a Black, Queer, Spiritual Warrior of LIBERATION. Saafyr is a creative community organizer that explores healing through performance arts, dance, songwriting, event planning, workshops, somatic body movement work, yoga, education, and community partnerships.  Saafyr prioritizes BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and all allies for youth communities with radical intentions to empower healing for our bodies.  Saafyr has produced two albums, SOS: Sublime Over Stress on Soundcloud and YouTube and Her second album SOS: So Saafyr, now streaming on all platforms. Be L O V E.

Gems and Jewels by Saafyr

Gems and Jewels is a Radical Arts Initiative with a mission to uplift and help heal by centering the bodies of Black Indigenous People of Color who are also Queer, Youth, & Allies for social change through creativity, education, community organizing, and advocating for wellness in our spirit. Our team includes Aabidah Muhammad of ‘Sunflowerdilah’, a Volunteer Coordinator, and anyone else who joins us for the ride!

Saafyr has been Contracted/Funded by: (some not listed)

Noemi Saafyr Paz - 2014  Ongoing
Community Monetary and In-Kind Donations Ongoing
Survivor Theatre Project 2014 - 2022 
Just Flow Artist/Activist Grant 2019 - Ongoing
Cambridge Arts Council  2021 - 2022
Mass Cultural Council 2022 - 2020
Dunamis Boston 2018 - 2020
Creatives of Color Boston 2019 - 2020
NEXUS - Language Justice & Beyond Storytelling 2017 - 2020
Boston Compass 2019 - 2021
Transformative Cultural Project 2017 - 2018
The Network/LaRed 2019 - 2022
What Fray Was Here 2023
Faith Matters Network Activist Wellness Fund  2024
Boston Lesbigay Urban Foundation 2024