About me

ec·sta·sy
ˈekstəsē/
noun.
1.
an overwhelming feeling of great happiness, joyful excitement or rhapsodic delight.

640Natasha is  a girl from Ghana (who was born in London and lives in New York City) with a penchant for portmanteaux (and apparently for corny alliterative assertions). Truth and Beauty are at the core of her worldview and she searches  for them in every waking moment.

She loves to laugh and lives to learn. She is thrown into fits of excitement by the perfect and effective use of paradox which probably explains her dedication to and fascination with the practice of yoga.  She is envigorated by peregrination, whether through books of arcana or terrain both familiar and soon-to-be familiar. Beyond the travel,  she finds beauty in fashion, in film, in poetry, in photography, in the body, in the scribbles we make while we talk on the phone and even in obsessive list writing.

Why The Ecstatic Flash?

Natasha holds a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Dance and Movement Studies  from Emory University. She is a freelance writer, creative consultant and digital content producer.

Natasha served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta/Houston-based Core Performance Company, as well as that of Emory University’s Friends of Dance Society. She is  constantly seeking to perfect the art of living, of searching for sophrosyne and of creating oneself.

Here’s more on Natasha on her website.

 

“Kakuzo Okakura, the author of the Book of Tea, laments the rebellion of the Mongolian tribes in the thirteenth century not because it brought death and desolation but because it destroyed one of the creations of the Song dynasty, the most precious among them, the art of tea. Like Okakura, I  know that tea is no minor beverage. When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things [the magnificent in the mudane]. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment?” 

– Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog 

Logo design by Joana Madruga/Felipe Barral

 

13 comments

  1. Judith K.

    OMG! I love you!

  2. S. Kyei

    Born to do this! Proud of you sweetie

  3. Metty Markwei

    Interesting & creative blog you have here! Best wishes!

  4. How beautifully articulated sister and truly amazing to find you completely by accident under my search for ‘ecstasy’ – well case in point!

    • Wow. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these kind words. And thank you for “stumbling by”. Do visit often. I thank the Google gods 🙂

      x
      Natasha

  5. Aina Aidoo

    Very interesting blog you have here! It’s always nice to come to across young, smart and talented Ghanian sisters. I came across your page on IG and wanted to like all your pics… I didn’t want to seem creepy….Lol. I just couldn’t help myself . You have a good sense of style and great taste. Your definitely headed somewhere. You are blessed. Cheers

  6. You’re all that! Thank You for raising the bar!

  7. I love this. Ok bye and thanks !!!

    • Hello Ivy,

      I am sorry I have not replied to this in all this time. Thank you so much for visiting the blog and for leaving this reassuring comment.

      x
      Natasha

  8. Just came across your blog, so fantastic to see another beautiful Ghanaian sister doing her thang. Keep it up and keep shining 😊 stay blessed

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