Erika Totten–Healer, Activist, and Facilitator–is a dynamic facilitator, pleasure activist, healer, spiritual life coach, and community builder from Washington, D.C. committed to the movement for Black liberation and the evolution of our collective consciousness. She is the founder and director of Unchained Visioning, a core member of Harriet’s Apothecary Healer’s Collective, and co-creator of Black Lives Matter: DC
From South Africa to Charlottesville, Erika creates and facilitates transformative healing spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color of all identities to process racial stress and trauma, and to experience embodied liberation & collective Joy, in the midst of dismantling systems of oppression. She is also a devoted wife and mother of two who organizes to build chosen families of health, restoration, and radical love.
Erikaʼs commitment to Black liberation has garnered international attention, including Rolling Stone Magazine, Al Jazeeraʼs America Tonight, The Washington Post, CNN, Essence Magazine, and the award-winning television feature “Fist Up, Fight Back” for Al Jazeera America.
Erika is also a soul-stirring speaker who has given keynotes, facilitated workshops, and spoken on panels at such institutions of higher learning as Georgetown University, Duke University, American University, and Howard University, among others. She has also been a featured speaker at numerous national conferences and tours, collaborating with Amnesty International, Roots Camp, The Kennedy Center, Dream Village HQ, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and more. Her passion and expertise have garnered invitations to speak on a panel with activist and scholar Angela Davis and a recent TEDx talk where she discussed the perils of “chasing tomorrow” and the Afro-futurism of liberation movements we’re seeing today.
Her Washington, D.C. based holistic coaching and consulting practice, Unchained Visioning, exists to support the collective healing and liberation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color all over the world through identifying and unlocking the mental, emotional and spiritual chains that hinder us from being exactly who we were uniquely designed to be.
Through individual coaching sessions, workshops, retreats, healing villages, and Emotional Emancipation Circles, Erika focuses on breaking the chains of internalized oppression, self-hatred, anger, perfectionism, feelings of unworthiness and inadequacy, multigenerational trauma, self-limiting beliefs, fear, rejection, silence, abandonment, denial, shame, guilt, and judgment. Guided by the principle of self-determination, she teaches the importance of visioning, creating the time to heal, learning and practicing essential emotional wellness skills, and intentionally detoxifying our minds and spirits by replacing the lies weʼve been fed with the truths of who we really are.