I work in the fields of arts, education, healing and social justice.
My work is an extended novel, with each client / project / performance another chapter in an evolving story of my growth and contribution. My approach is people-centered and creative.
Whether it’s through teaching, workshop facilitation, clinical social work practice, coaching, writing, speaking or making theater and films, I believe in the liberation of people through their stories.
Areas of Work
My social work practice focuses on relational therapeutic approaches with individual, couples and families. I have an interest in client centered evidence-based practices.
Critical consciousness is a practice, like yoga or a mastery of anything. It's not just knowing definitions of words, or knowing every news incident or being “woke.”
I am driven by the fact that being “heard” enables people to acknowledge and embrace the truth about themselves and experience joy within the act of creating.
Working in theater and performance in a variety of roles provides the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for arts and culture as well as create forums for dialogue about issues critical to our society.
Taja Lindley's THE BAG LADY MANIFESTA directed with Tanisha Christie
On Saturday September 9th the world premiere of The Bag Lady Manifesta at Dixon Place in New York City. Click here to purchase tickets & RSVP on Facebook. Invite community members to experience the culmination of Taja's four month residency at Dixon Place to craft a newly devised performance experience.
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street - New York, NY
Saturday September 9th, 2017 - 3:30pm and 7:30pm
$15 advance / $18 at the door / $12 for students and seniors
Habits. Relationships. Belief Systems. Memories – our histories walk among us. And to ignore them is to be haunted by them. Taja Lindley’s "The Bag Lady Manifesta" is an immersive, participatory experience filled with striking visuals and dynamic movement. Audiences are invited to (re)consider what to let go of, and what to remember. The Bag Lady is a living Sankofa, of movement, song, theater, and ritual – with the intention to build a collective memory and to create a just future for all.
Staying Awake: Resisting Dominance & Mobilizing Hope
Liberation Based Healing Conference hosted by the School of Social Work and Southern University - New Orleans
November 3 & 4 2017
Tanisha is scheduled to moderate a conversation on the intersection of arts and social justice.