An Independent School • Grades 5-12

L’Erin Asantewaa ’97: Healing, transformative, and restorative justice

Photo by Kelley Raye

by Hallie X. ’23

July 2021

During the pandemic, L’Erin Asantewaa ’97 has shifted her work to center people who have been traditionally marginalized by their skin color or gender identities. “I’m thinking of not only the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the pandemic of racial violence against Black people,” says L’Erin. She is currently doing healing, transformative, and restorative justice work with a people of color, youth-led, nonprofit organization in Milwaukee.

She is also the producer and host of a weekly podcast, “Black Girl Mystic,” in which she interviews Black women, femme and nonbinary healers, and modern-day mystics and spiritual teachers on topics such as wellness, healing, transformation, resilience, self-discovery, and self-love. “Isolation is difficult,” says L’Erin. “Centering wellness and well-being has been a top priority for me.”