selma alamin is a queer muslim sudanniya and Virginia native (she/they pronouns). her organizing work began inside of a politically active immigrant sudanese-american community and continued in New Orleans, behind the chair, as a hair healer and steward of sacred space. as a member of the SONG New Orleans cluster turned chapter, selma has trained in container making, collective joy practice and hurricane/emergency response.

sema enters SONG board as a shamanic practioner, emergent strategist, and working class femme. as a board member, she desires to highlight the long lineage of spirit forward, healing centered work in our movements. she intends to bring an astrological and ancestral focus to address the growing call for collective healing and transformation, moving from black lives matter to black lives belong.