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AofA People: Kierra Foster-Ba – 5 Rhythms Teacher

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 Kierra Foster-Ba is a 56 year old educator and 5Rhythms dance teacher. Wait until you hear what her recent outrageous action was – it involves a ‘Pussy Church’.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?  
Kierra Foster-Ba
HOW OLD ARE YOU? 
56
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? 
NYC (Upper West Side)
WHAT DO YOU DO? 
I am 28+ year veteran educator with the NYC Dept of Ed.  I am also a certified 5Rhythms® teacher (10 years), which is a dance based meditation practice.
 
TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE? 
There are pluses and minuses.   I am definitely wiser; calmer; and more generous with myself and others.  I have not always given my body the absolute best care and so my health is muddling.  The good news is that it has given me the impetus to be a lot more consistent with eating in a more health conscious way.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE AT 25? 
At 25, I was a single mother of a 2 year old.  I have much more reflection and social time.
WHAT ABOUT SEX? 
I enjoy it
AND RELATIONSHIPS?
Right this moment (it will change) I am a bit heart sick.  I care for someone who has been running hot and then cold right from the beginning.  I have decided to stop reaching out.  I am hopeful that this will give him the opportunity to get clear about what he wants.
HOW FREE DO YOU FEEL? 
I definitely feel free when I am dancing.  I do not always feel free.  Much of what is happening politically in our country oppresses and depresses me.
WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF? 
I am proud of being educated (no easy fete); of being a mom (again, no easy fete), of being a healer albeit a wounded one for healers like educators (proud to be one) help move civilization forward.  I am proud of not giving up when it was unbearable.
WHAT KEEPS YOU INSPIRED?
The 5Rhythms®, connecting with people, being in nature, Ida B. Well-Barnett
WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?
Dancing, lazy days at the beach, when I am given sincere praise and ackowledgement, when someone I care about is affectionate with me; when I am physically intimate with someone who cares about me and the chemistry is sizzling.
AND WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY GO?
To creating and delivering 5Rhythms® classes and workshops; to lesson planning; to create sexy outfits for myself; to creating musicscapes
WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING?
Breathe deep and dive in
AND DYING?
Not ready yet
ARE YOU STILL DREAMING?
More than ever
WHAT WAS A RECENT OUTRAGEOUS ACTION OF YOURS?
I took an empowerment course for women that unbeknown to me included something called: “Pussy Church.”  I was selected to go on stage and through video camera show my vulva to a room of 450 women.

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