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URMI BASU, Founder/Director of New Light, Kolkata, India, and ZULEIKHA, Founder/Director of THE STORYDANCER PROJECT, have collaborated to create KALPATARU—a groundbreaking restorative program for women trafficked in the sex trade. Kalpataru is coming up in Bengal and Jharkhand, India and is a featured fundraiser on Razoo, our crowdfunding site. VISIT RAZOO.COM to hear Urmi Basu, featured in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, talk about Trafficking, Kalpataru and working with Zuleikha.

Online fundraising for Kalpataru - Safe Spaces for Sex-Trafficked Women



Zuleikha with young mothers of the Hope Project Crèche program practicing wellness exercises before work

Self-Care for the Whole Community – There are now 50 Hope Project trainers learning TSP’s Take A Minute™ exercises for Self-Care and how to teach them! Every aspect of this community is benefiting, from tiny nursery school children, to teenagers, vocational students, community women and clinic outpatients. We are so grateful for our partnership with the Hope Project Charitable Trust!

This first picture above is of a new group of about 25 young mothers. They are domestic workers who place their little children in the Hope Project Crèche while they work. The Crèche Director, Rajvanti, and I got inspired to start a self-care program with them, once a week, before work. They really enjoy the exercises—most of the women have never done anything like this.

Sharing an exuberant Push & Stretch with the girls of the Non-Formal School

The Girls Non-Formal School – Girls Lead!

I go to the school assembly program in the mornings at 8:00, and have chosen several girls to stand in front and lead the exercises. The teachers take part as they are inspired to, coach the girls and cheer them on.




TSP_Zuleikha in Seelampur Support ClassCropped


Dear Friends of The Storydancer Project (TSP),

This is a time to remember all those in the world who benefit from TSP Core Wellness & Movement Arts programs and trainings, here at home and abroad, and to look ahead to reaching even more communities in need.

With your support we are able to bring TSP’s wonderful programs to community leaders, hospitals, clinics and schools in the New Mexico Navajo Nation, increase our capacity for trainings in the slums of Delhi and Kolkata, and offer more trauma relief and care-for-the-caregiver programs to those dealing with domestic abuse in Santa Fe and statewide.

Thank you and Happy Holidays from Zuleikha & Team TSP


HELP GIVE THE JOY AND EMPOWERMENT of Core Wellness & Movement Arts to those facing unimaginable adversity ~ every gift counts.