ALIA RA'NAA WALTSON'S fascination with investigating the psyche through in-depth study of the stars and planets was influenced by her vegan, sci-fi, and occult obsessed father. Her interests in astrology, art history, and archetypes eventually led her to develop a focus on tarot, which she has been practicing for two years. She focuses on providing advice on developing practical healthy habits through encouraging a deep examination of the soul and the symbolic cycles life, death, and resurrection. She is also one half of twoyoungcrones, a tarot-based spiritual project she runs with Grace Deveney. In her professional life, her career in the arts began during her studies in Art History at Oberlin College. From 2009-2015, she worked in a number of positions at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, most recently as the Curatorial Administrative Coordinator. As an advocate for both the arts and youth development, she sits on the board for VGA Gallery and volunteers with the Posse Foundation. She is currently the External Partnerships and Programs Manager at The Chicago High School for the Arts, working as the liaison between the school and arts partners throughout the city.
Beauty Breaks: Session 8