The first time I walked into a massage office or a spiritual class I was surrounded by people who did not look like me.  I was asked to leave vital parts of myself at the door so that I could fit at a table that was not constructed with me in mind.

The microaggressions were casual and unintentional but the impact was real.  I would rather go without than deal with the damage of it. I watched myself and others like me slip through the crack, become hopeless or remove themselves from this life. It was at my lowest point that Jessica Wilson, a radical body liberation and nutritionist reached out to me.

ASE was born


It was born into love as an act of resistance. It is a reclamation of our original tools and decolonized care structured for those who need it most but often have the least access to it.

My clients are  Black & Brown, Trans, Gender Non- Binary, Neuro Divergent, Sex Workers, Disabled, Activists, Artists, Elders, Survivors, Immigrants, Healers, Single Parents, The Dying and those relearning how to live. ASE exists to support them, uplift them, validate them and ensure their survival.

There is so much more to be done.

We continue forward

With Love & Teeth,

Rawiyah Tariq

About My Mission

The Road to Sovereign Self Possession


West African, Yoruba words have mupltiple meanings: Asè is generally defined as "the power to make things happen" or “so let it be” and also refers to the spiritual life force that flows through all things. 


About Me  

Witch | Writer | Queer | Performer | Healer | Speaker | Kinkster

They/Them/Blackwoman no hyphen 

Hey Ya'll Heyyyyyyyyyyyy

I am a kink aware professional with roots in queer, poly-amorous, fat community. My tone is reflective of these roots and my work is informed by how these intersect with my Blackness. Magic, massage, storytelling and performance art are tools I use to  liberate, heal and reclaim space for marginalized community. I believe in cohesive and somatic healing practices that align body, mind and spirit.


Currently, I'm living in the Bay Area while continuing work on my book and A Sovereign Embodiment as well as

Project Ɛte Sɛn? Co-created with 

Ella Ofori LMFT

Raising financial and holistic offerings for Black queer, trans, gender non-binary license and pre-licensed therapist in the Bay Area. Please support!

My Black Body Podcast Co-created with

 Jessica Wilson MSRD

Black stories are a vital part of Black healing.That Black healing is a vital part of the world’s healing. This podcast is a container to share and grow nourishment for our collective bodies, minds and spirits.