self love & isla livin
Nearly a year and half ago, I made a decision to pursue love. Love for myself, love for my work and the love of my life. I took a chance and left everything and everyone I knew to pursue a romantic love, work through my burnout, be one in myself and attempt to figure out what’s next.
After many intense and traumatic years of my life both personally and professionally I needed an escape, a place where I could work though removing the toxic shit in my life & finally do the work necessary to heal my heart, head and soul. So, I quite literally escaped to an island – the islands of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. I would be lying if I said everything has been easy, but I would also be lying if I said I didn’t love where I’m at in my life right now too.
I’ve included some fotos that I’ve taken since my arrival on the isla to represent where I’m at mentally, physically, emotionally & spiritually.
More on Nazly:
Nazly is a PersianVenezuelan organizer, activist and trauma informed yoga teacher who has organized and worked in various communities throughout Chicago, Latin America, and the Middle East. She possesses fluency in Spanish, Farsi, Arabic & English and is a classically trained violinist who has been performing domestically and internationally as a soloist and in various ensembles since she was ten years old. Nazly is the founder of La Feminista Descolonial & an active member of Latina Rebels.
Currently she is based in Panama, providing organizing support along with accessible yoga & self care services to various unions, collectives, and communities in resistance. Nazly is determined to unapologetically exist and resist in the world while grounding her work in transformative practices in order to lay the foundation for global movement building. Check out her work and happenings online on instagram (@naziejoon @lafeministadescolonial) & twitter (@nazie__joon).
From Chicago, IL and currently based in Panama.