Noemi Saafyr Paz

Noemi ‘Saafyr’ Paz, also known as a Tigress, is a Black Caribbean, Lesbian, Spiritual Warrior. Saafyr survived sexual abuse as a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), police brutality, systemic oppression, fat shame, racism, homophobia, and traumas in the medical field. This experiences motivates her to seek liberation in her. mind, body, and spirit. Saafyr explores Radical Self-Love through various disciplines. Saafyr seeks to thrive in her boundaries to empower revolutionary pleasure to dismantle oppression. Saafyr creates from trauma-informed trainings and activism. With her skills, Saafyr is a trained creative artist, consultant and freelance ASL interpreter. 

MEDUIMS
poetry, song writing, dance, theatre, event hosting, consulting, illustration, video editing, travel

Saafyr has collaborated with: 
Dunamis Boston, Creatives of Color Boston, The Network/La Red, Brain Arts Org, Dorchester Art Project, Boston Area Rape Crisis, Transformative Culture Project, Roxbury Strong, and many others in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. 

Saafyr has published poetry with Boston College, has written for NEXUS Storytelling Project and Brain Arts Blog of Dorchester Art Project.  She currently a creative consultant and member for Survivor Theatre Project (STP).  She has worked as a community educator, a youth worker, director of programs such as YMCA East Boston, Beantown Society, and Survivor Theatre Project.  Saafyr received a Luminary Award from The Network/La Red in 2019 for her compassion for others towards liberation.

Saafyr is an entrepreneur pioneering her SOS Method. In winter 2014 Saafyr collaborated with STP's  Healing Through Creative Arts to invent a new way of healing for survivors of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Deaf/Hard-of Hearing Communities. SOS used to be a program known as SOS: Sharing Our Stories;  a collective space for artistic affirmations that centers autonomy for radical self-love by storytelling. STP and Saafyr has now collaborated on a new program called Blueprint to Thrive, an innovative healing program that nurtures and guides emerging survivor artists. 
SOS by Saafyr is transforming this idea into a methodology that can offer access to healing by personal design.

Saafyr has produced two albums, SOS: Sublime Over Stress on Soundcloud and YouTube. Her second album SOS: So Saafyr  was released on her birthday, September 7, 2020 on Spotify and Apple Music, featuring artists such as Aabidah Muhammad,  Eva Davenport, and Red Shaydez. 

“I am an artist that reciprocates creative liberty and affirms shared wisdom with anyone who desires pleasure for their body.
If I eat, we all eat.” - Saafyr

UPCOMING EVENTS

Previous events

INNER CHILD CREATIVE WORKSHOP

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ZOOM

Healing Through Creative Arts Free Survivor Theatre Project monthly workshop series offered in partnership with SOS by Saafyr and the Cambridge Women’s Center!
BIPOC led for BIPOC participants Inner Child Creative Workshop: Writing, Playing, Moving to Transform
Facilitated by Black Saturday, April 16th, 2022 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Jun19

Radical Self-Love Letters: Juneteenth

Paint the Web La Red

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Online

Celebrate survivors in LGBTQ+, kink, & polyamorous communities! ¡Celebre a sobrevivientes en comunidades LGBTQ+, kink, y poliamorosas! About this Event Español abajo

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to support survivors and end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, kink, polyamorous, and queer communities. Paint the Town (la) Red has long been our anniversary celebration and our largest fundraising event of the year. Every spring, we gather in community to re-tell our story and celebrate our work. This year we gather virtually with Paint the Web, and remember that while surviving can sometimes feel impossible (especially now), there is so much joy to be had in community.

We will be featuring incredible performers from our communities and celebrating the power and strength of survivors this year and every year.

Ticket options are:

$0 – can’t swing the $$ but I will bring the party! $10 – sending love to TNLR $32 – 1 dollar for every year TNLR has existed $45 – what I paid for past Paint the Town tix $75 – got some extra $$ to share with our communities Other – I want to give big to survivors in 2021 If your organization or company is interested in showing your support for LGBTQ+, kinky, and polyamorous survivors by being a sponsor of Paint the Web (la) Red, please email grassrootsfund@tnlr.org.

La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para apoyar a sobrevivientes y eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, kink, poliamorosas y cuir. Pinta el internet (de) rojo es nuestre fiesta celebrando nuestre aniversario y el evento de recaudación de fondos más grande del año. Cada primavera, nos reunimos en comunidad para recontar nuestre historia y celebrar nuestre trabajo. Ya sea bailando con música en vivo, escuchar a poetas de spoken word, o reír con artistas drag, Pinta el internet (de) rojo es una ocasión para recordar que, a pesar de que la sobrevivencia se siente a veces imposible, estando en comunidad nos puede dar mucha alegría.

Vamos a presentar artistas increíbles de nuestres comunidades y celebrar el poder y fuerza de sobrevivientes este año y cada año.

Opciones para entradas serán:

$0 – ¡No tengo billete, pero traeré la fiesta! $10 – enviando amor a La Red $32 – un dólar para cada año que ha existido La Red $45 – lo que pague para una entrada a Pinta la ciudad en el pasado $75 – tengo $$ extra para compartir con nuestres comunidades Otro – Quiero ceder en grande a les sobrevivientes en 2021 Si a su organización o empresa le interesa mostrar su apoyo para les sobrevivientes LGBTQ+, kinky, y poliamoroses al ser un patrocinador de Pinta el internet (de) rojo, por favor envíe un email a grassrootsfund@tnlr.org

SOS: Radical Self-Love Letters in Partnership with Survivor Theatre Project

Cambridge Women's Center - ZOOM

SOS: Sharing Our Stories Radical Self-Love Letters facilitated by Noemi Saafyr Paz A BIPOC-led workshop for BIPOC survivors of sexual violence

Description: An affirmation-filled workshop led with a 5-step guide to pour into your own cup. Learn how to find your center and the message that comes with it to speak within you and receive a little extra support on a stamp. You are enough!

SOS: Solar Flexing for Boston Compass Blog

Feb15

Boston Compass Newspaper Feature

Dec1

Creatives of Boston: SOS: Radical Self-Love Letters

SOS: Radical Self-Love Letter

Nov14

Dusky Peril

Sep7

SOS: So Saafyr Album Release Party

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Zoom

May12

SOS: Radical Self-Love Letters

Facebook & Instagram Live

Cream & Sugar Presents: Saafyr $2-$3 donation to Venmo or CashApp

Apr10

Poetic Distancing: An Online Slam Poetry Event

ZOOM

“Pop Out” To The Pop Up!

Lena Park Development Corporation , 150 American Legion Highway, Dorchester

Green Light Records and Red Shaydez Presents an Northeastern and Lena Park DC Collaboration. Event include mindful meditation, Aura Colors and meanings, Self-Love Rituals, Birth Charts, Black Owned Business Vendors. A Special Performance by Tashawn Taylor. Saafyr will be offering healing vibes and it’s already sold out! Stay tuned!

Ventricles: A Celebration off Queerness & Self Love

Bella Luna/Milky Way, 284 Amory Street , Boston

3rdWavvE is monthly QTIPOC-centered dance party and social enterprise. Founded by resident DJs Teddy Valentine (@notonlyadj) and Najwa Al-Aswad (@7elucinations), 3rdWavvE features local powerhouse performers, vendors, and gives back to the very community that supports them.

$10-12