Who I am
My name is Khye Tyson, and I'm a little bit of everything. My heart beats for my community at the root of everything I do.
First and foremost, I work as a reproductive justice “auntie”–community builder, doula, and healer. I am an educator with 10 years of experience working with people of all ages, literally from birth to adulthood.
I am also a provocateur. Reproductive justice means that we need to ask the hard questions to understand the problem we are facing and how to eradicate it. For Black folx, that means we need to accurately name the genocide happening against us in the United States, specifically centering the experiences of those descended from trafficked Africans.
These are not easy conversations to have, and I am dedicated to bringing this conversation to the forefront in the Black community alongside healing-centered community care. My goal for us is true sovereignty, and in order to attain it, we must understand the forces against us.
I ground my work in community, unapologetic Blackness, wholeness, and ancestral reverence. Everything I do is to help us get more free.
In addition to the topics above, I frequently discuss sexual and gender identity, consent, cultural norms and socialization, intersectional theory, self-care, herbs and crystals, and hoodoo.
All this informs my work with each and every client I work with.
I identify as a descendant of Africans who were stolen from their lands of origin and enslaved. I currently reside on the stolen land of the Muscogee nation (Atlanta, GA). I identify as southern, country (there’s a difference!), queer, agender, non-binary, femme, and Blackity Black.
Once I peeled back the socialized behaviors, the respectability, and the internalized hatred, this is the person I discovered. Instead of denying the wholeness of who I am, I have decided to become the person my younger self needed. I would like to think that my existing is a revolutionary act, but really, I just crave belonging like everybody else, so I just keep looking for people like me and build communities as I go.
The way I work
I create spaces in which people can learn without shame, embarrassment, or fear. My approach is not only trauma-informed but also healing-centered. We are all recovering and healing from any combination of individual, collective, cultural, and generational trauma, and we must be able to hold each other during the healing process.