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About Us

Our practice began in 2017 as a response to a growing community need for a holistic wellness practice that could be integrated into social justice movements, and into the lives of frontline organizers and those most impacted by trauma and oppression. We are a U.S. Southern-based global practice rooted in our lived-experiences and intimate connections to cotton as a lifeway and a cash crop.

Our logo was designed by Liz Williams. We are ever grateful for their execution of our vision. We are embodied with histories of the enslavement and liberation of Black people, and the genocide and power-building of Indigenous people. We are rooted to the sacred medicine circle/wheel. Our logo represents all of this!⁣

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The Practice

We offer sliding scale one-on-one and group somatic coaching sessions via video, or with the option for in-person sessions in the metro Atlanta area. Our practice incorporates elements of psychotherapy, trauma-informed care, and with a strong emphasis on somatics and Black diasporic and Indigenous medicine ways.

We specialize in working with Black, Indigenous and People of color; Queer and trans people; Polyamorous and non-monogamous people; Men and masculine people trying to create healthy masculinities and decolonize their patriarchy; And people most impacted by trauma and oppression including formerly incarcerated people and frontline organizers.

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The Founder

Holiday Simmons, MSW is trained as a social worker and has experience in crisis response, conflict mediation, and somatics with a social justice lens. Holiday is the Director of Healing and Resilience at the Campaign for Southern Equality, and is a consultant with Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM).

He is the founder and Lead Practitioner of Southern Soul Wellness, LLC. Holiday makes his home in Atlanta, GA and finds beauty in soccer, the ocean, and hugging moments of liberation.

Pronouns: He/Him

Our Team

Southern Soul Wellness could not function, operate, or tell our story without the anchoring of our Admin and Tech Manager and our Web Designer. It takes a village!

Zeenat Sabakada

Admin + Tech Manager

Zeenat is a recent graduate from UNCC, where they obtained their MS in Cyber Security. They’re a community organizer, artist, and teacher. One of their goals is to make computer science and tech accessible for all people through education.

Pronouns: They/Them

Jordan Brusso

Web Designer

Jordan is a print technician by trade and a graphic/web designer by craft. She’s a community organizer with years of experience in mobilization and direct action. Jordan hopes to soon be attending grad school in Canada.

 Pronouns: She/Her