Tiara creates a safe place. Not only does she set the tone for self-examination, comfort, and healing, she merges strength and relatability to those around her. Her interactions with our student-athletes allowed them to safely introspect in mediums that they had probably never felt solace or acceptance within. Tiara is always organized, innovative, adaptable, and open. She brings reassurance and positive views to the tasks at hand. It was a pleasure to see her be a refuge and help integrate a place of personal preservation into our student athletes. She gave them tools they can use throughout their lives.
I have been to several Equitable Mindfulness sessions on diverse topics such as trauma, general mindfulness, and othering and belonging. I’ve enjoyed the rituals at the beginning, the grounding work that happens, the creation of a safe space through verbal agreement of conversation boundaries, the way silence and discussion are embraced equally, the non-judgmental and welcoming atmosphere (sitting in a circle, coffee available, friendly hellos and goodbyes), and the way delicate topics find their ways into our individual and group healing.
Tiara Cash’s equitable mindfulness gatherings have been such a powerful source of insight, growth, and togetherness. I look forward to these gatherings, as each one invites participants to dive deeply into conservations that society at large tends to forgo. The space Cash creates is one where both introspection and community connection are alive. The topics are challenging but needed, for the purpose of growth. I am grateful for all I have learned and experienced about myself and my community in through these gatherings.