At The Aura House, we believe in the power of collective healing and that it is critical to our liberation. We are dedicated to creating a safe and supportive community where black women can share their stories and support one another without fear of judgment or oppression. Our workshops focus on topics such as self-care, mental health, interpersonal relationships, body image, race & gender dynamics, and other important issues impacting black women today. These workshops provide a safe space for open dialogue and reflection while also offering opportunities for personal growth.
In addition to workshops, we host social events that bring our community together. From game nights to movie screenings to inspiring talks from amazing speakers—we strive to create an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie. We invite everyone to join us and become part of the movement. Our mission is to create a loving and supportive community where black women can be unapologetically themselves, celebrate each other’s strengths and talents, and break generational curses. Together, we can heal ourselves and our communities. Let's do this!
We are here for you. Join us today to create a collective healing, liberation, and well-being space. Let's keep the momentum going! Please get involved by attending one of our workshops, or contact us directly to volunteer!
The Aura House serves all ages of women of color, including -cis, trans, and non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers on women's experiences.
Founder & Executive Director
"I am a visual artist born and raised in Chicago. I attended Columbia College Chicago completing courses in their Fashion Business & Marketing/PR program. During my junior year of college, I studied abroad at the University of Art London and fell in love with contemporary art. Outside of art, I am an advocate for mental health. I relate to mental health firsthand. I’ve learned skills through an intensive therapy program to help me navigate my early 20s journey. I often noticed I was the only black woman in group therapy sessions. Though very helpful, the therapists & group members at this program didn’t understand my daily anxiety about being a black woman in today’s society. If it weren’t for my mother’s insurance, being in an intensive program like that would have been impossible for me. Once I completed the program, I was determined to share the skills I learned with my peers who did not have insurance or funds to support their therapy.
In 2015, I created a bi-weekly workshop called Mindful Mondays at The Dojo, a media space I co-operated with five other talented artists located in Chicago. In 2016, I hosted the first documented aura circle in my Logan Square apartment. We shared our mental health experiences and the lack of resources in our black & brown communities. This was a great way to gain knowledge of our needs in an intimate setting while getting to know each other. Those gatherings were the impetus for Aura House. With the help of beautiful allies, it continues to be a place to bring women in the community together to lift one another as we navigate through life. ”
Programs & Education
Programs & Education