Loolwa Khazzoom’s lifelong passion for healing and wholeness has expressed itself through her pioneering work as a Jewish multicultural educator, writer, healer, musician, and public relations manager. Today she synthesizes all this work through music-driven programs with her band – performing and sharing the personal stories behind her original music, then inviting people to share their own stories, as a way to inspire and support each other. Loolwa’s music incorporates themes of courage, integrity, self-expression, freedom, and other building blocks of transformation, and it includes songs that are a mashup of Iraqi Jewish prayers, punk rock, and original lyrics.
Loolwa’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, Marie Claire, BBC News, and other top media worldwide; she has published two books that have been taught throughout the Ivy League and at universities nationwide – The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage and Consequence: Beyond Resisting Rape; she has lectured at prestigious venues ranging from Barnard Center for Research on Women and Harvard University on the East Coast, to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Skirball Cultural Center on the West Coast; she has been featured in documentaries including “The Way Home,” “The Forgotten Refugees,” and “Young Jewish, and Left;” she has published essays in numerous anthologies, including That Takes Ovaries!, Best Jewish Writing, and Body Outlaws; and she has worked with and/or facilitated her clients working with celebrities including integrative medicine doctor Mehmet Oz MD, supermodel Tyra Banks, talk show host Montel Williams, NBA star player Brian Grant, and award-winning musician Matisyahu.
The Back Story
In her teens, Loolwa embarked on a journey of healing from family violence, and in later years, from chronic health issues, through the medicines of music, writing, dance, yoga, self-defense, painting, biking, juicing, and more. She often created her own methods, using her imagination, vision, and determination, and to this end, she is the founder of the Dancing with Pain® method of natural pain relief, which has a 96% rate of efficacy for a spectrum of pain-related health issues. Loolwa is devoted to a healthy lifestyle, including a whole food, plant-based diet, daily physical activity, and various forms of mind-body medicine, which she enjoys teaching to others.
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