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Noemi ‘Saafyr’ Paz, also known as Miss Pu$$y, is a queer, sensually empowered, spiritual, black, indo-carribean Expressive Healing Artist. Her traumas are her motivation to see a better world. Saafyr was born and raised as a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHOH) community. Saafyr has been shape-shifting and exploring to find many parts of her self has explored multiple disciplines. She is a multidisciplinary  artist, a trauma-informed trained facilitator, activist and organizer for human rights advocation centering BIPOC LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual trauma. She is also an active event host, vlogger and, a freelance-in-training to be certified American Sign Language interpreter always open to bookings and partnerships.

Saafyr has skills that pour joy and healing into activism for multilingual justice, sexual trauma survivors, while prioritizing black and brown womxn/people. She has written for NEXUS Storytelling Project and Brain Arts Blog of Dorchester Art Project. She is an creative consultant and member for the Leadership Team of Survivor Theatre Project (STP). Saafyr seeks to thrive in her boundaries to empower revolutionary pleasure to dismantle oppression. Saafyr is a volunteer with Each 1 Teach 1 in Rhode Island; a peer mentoring group for aspiring hearing interpreters. Saafyr works part-time as a Direct Support Professional in parts of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing community. She has worked as an educator, a youth worker, and always connects with folks who seek creative healing. 

Saafyr is a recording artist in music who uses her art to testify her survival. This is an act of a loving desire to see others express in ways that contribute to building sustainability. In winter 2014 Saafyr collaborated with STP to cultivate a storytelling project which has since been becoming an small social enterprise that immediately found it’s domain as SOS: Sharing Our Stories; a collective space for artistic affirmations that centers autonomy of marginalized individuals to learn radical self-love.

Saafyr has received a Luminary Award from The Network/La Red in 2019 for her compassion towards liberation. She has done various works with Dunamis Boston, Creatives of Color Boston, The Network/La Red and Cambridge Women's Center.  Her second debut album, SOS: So Saafyr was released September 7, 2020 featuring artists such as Penelope (Leilah Vision), Eva Davenport, Red Shaydez, and Kiki Banks. In her spare time, she dances to an eclectic music playlist, meditates, explores with nature, and hangs out with her chosen friends and family. She is originally from Boston, MA, and currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her cat Obsidian (Obi).

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