Lea Tutu Toussaint is creating Healing Performance Art and Plant Medicine for the Body & Spirit
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My name is Lea Tutu. I am a performance artist, instructor, choreographer, stylist, herbalist and healer. Although I am an experienced performer of many years, I find myself constantly re-inventing myself at each new moment of self-discovery. Not just in movement, but in other creative ways as well—one being herbalism. I began to take an interest in alternative wellness when I first moved to NYC after a dear childhood friend took me under her wing in the new city and began to take notice of how my body responded differently in various living environments. I knew something was off, so I started to search for alternative methods for healthcare and wellness practices determined not to allow my genetic makeup or life experiences dictate my quality of life.

THE JOURNEY
I tried different things suggested by my vegan friend, but it wasn't until 2017 when I truly began to make some progress in my spiritual healing when I finally began to see a future outside of a 9-5 job. I had already begun performing again and was doing well in that area, however I still felt an emptiness and longing. After years of talking to vegans, yogis and other spiritually lead individuals things started to click. My day job and romantic life had me on pins and needles, but lucky for me the self-care and self-love movements were in full swing. So, I dove right in beginning with essential oils.

After participating in a workshop that I sponsored for my performance community, I started researching how to create DIY basic products like linen spray and bath salts. Soon after came others like milk baths and body scrubs. All of these became Christmas, bridal and “just because” gifts for my friends. I then began to dive deeper and purchase books and eventually enrolled in online and in-person classes to study under herbalists with worldwide knowledge. I now have a catalogue of herbal extracts, elixirs, teas and syrups, chest rubs, throat sprays, healing salves, smudge kits, body butters, massage oil, facial steams/serums/toners, mineral and detox baths—all plant based and heart-centered.

WHY TOUSSAINT TINCTURES?
What's unique about my approach to apothecary is the influence of my Christian spiritual intentions when creating my products. I and the attention to detail I have with each item which includes the packaging. In addition, every product is prepared and packaged with care and thoughtfulness. Even when you are purchasing for yourself it will feel like giving yourself a little gift. That's why I call my boutique "The Little Shop of Indulgences" and the apothecary's tagline is "Where Nature and Luxury Merge". I truly believe even the small details matter and can make a world of difference to your mind and body. Receiving "spirit medicine" in a beautiful package makes taking it a little sweeter.

STAGE LIFE
My life as a performance artist began at age 3 when I took my first ballet class. I studied and performed throughout college and have since performed, taught, and choreographed professionally now for more than half of my life. I am now a burlesque artist known as the "Royal Rebel of Burlesque" and "The Brown Cocaine of Burlesque" both for different reasons that I identify with. My art has taken me to faraway lands such as China where I choreographed and performed with a burlesque company at a beautiful hotel and casino in Macau. As you can imagine it was one of those life changing and a pivotal moments in my life. It is opportunities like this that change an artist and cause growth in unimaginable ways. Truth be told, as an artist and a black small business owner it can be difficult to create these opportunities for yourself, opportunities that enable personal growth and the ability to fulfill what you believe to be your life's purpose. That's why I joined Patreon, so I could enable patrons to support a creator they believe in.

MY MISSION
I believe my life's mission is to heal and create a path of healing for others while continuing my own healing, through both burlesque and plant medicine. I have a strong desire to spread the good word as it is revealed to me as a way to help those who need the guidance. I have been told when doing my works that my spirit is present and it left the recipient moved or forever altered. These testimonies are what empowered me to elevate this work and I would love for you to join me in helping to propel it into the stratosphere by becoming a
Patron of the Healing Artist! 

Tiers
You're a Patron!
$2 or more per month

O supporter of little means, how I appreciate thee.  When you pledge $2 per month  you receive a beautifully autographed photo of me with a personal message.  You also will get access to my  patron-only posts and access to the patron-only feed, where the community centralizes and everything gets posted & talked about, and so you know your voice is just as important as a $100 patron because you believe enough in me to support me. 

Dope Discounts
$5 or more per month

Pledging $5 makes you a believer. Along with the "Thought That Counts" tier benefits you will receive your own unique 30% off discount code for my online boutique that NEVER EXPIRES (unless you discontiue your patronage).


Also, when I release content and things, I’ll send you links: of my video  performances, exclusive behind the scene images and sign-ups to my soon-to-come series of community healing workshops.


Plus all previous rewards. 


How dope is that?

A Little Spending Money
$10 or more per month

Now we are getting somewhere. When you pledge $10 you receive bi-monthly product samples from my online store, LittleLoveAffairs.com.


Along with all the previous rewards. 

A Closer Look
$25 or more per month

When you pledge $25 monthly you receive  

- An autographed 8x10 photo with a personal message.

- Surprise invites to shows and events

- Exclusive wellness product tutorials or artistic tips from the stage

- Plus other previous rewards



Dedicated Patron
$50 or more per month

Pledging $50 monthly is no small feat. You will receive

- Two 30 minute consultations (bewteen months 3 and 12)

- Monthly product samples from Toussaint Tinctures

-Plus the "A Closer Look" rewards (except bi-monthly gift samples)



V.I.P. Rebel Patron
$100 or more per month

Pledging $100 monthly is an investment and makes you crucial to my projects, it also means you are as serious about the progress of my work as I am.  In exchange, you will receive


- Two themed wellness basket composed of Toussaint Tinctures products

- Five Bi-monthly 1 hour sessions regarding the artistic or healing work of your choice. (Beginning at month 3)

- A total of 10 guest passes to shows and events where I curate, participate or perform. (Limit 2 passes each)

-Plus All the previous rewards 


Goals
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Tutu meets the Tribe.
For a month in Spring I return home to Africa. 
It will be my first trip to Africa to meet family for the first time including a sibling and to learn about my roots, ancestors, herbalism, spiritual tradition and traditional life as a Ghanian.

After I return I can focus on creating rather than seeking other aveunues of employment.
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My name is Lea Tutu. I am a performance artist, instructor, choreographer, stylist, herbalist and healer. Although I am an experienced performer of many years, I find myself constantly re-inventing myself at each new moment of self-discovery. Not just in movement, but in other creative ways as well—one being herbalism. I began to take an interest in alternative wellness when I first moved to NYC after a dear childhood friend took me under her wing in the new city and began to take notice of how my body responded differently in various living environments. I knew something was off, so I started to search for alternative methods for healthcare and wellness practices determined not to allow my genetic makeup or life experiences dictate my quality of life.

THE JOURNEY
I tried different things suggested by my vegan friend, but it wasn't until 2017 when I truly began to make some progress in my spiritual healing when I finally began to see a future outside of a 9-5 job. I had already begun performing again and was doing well in that area, however I still felt an emptiness and longing. After years of talking to vegans, yogis and other spiritually lead individuals things started to click. My day job and romantic life had me on pins and needles, but lucky for me the self-care and self-love movements were in full swing. So, I dove right in beginning with essential oils.

After participating in a workshop that I sponsored for my performance community, I started researching how to create DIY basic products like linen spray and bath salts. Soon after came others like milk baths and body scrubs. All of these became Christmas, bridal and “just because” gifts for my friends. I then began to dive deeper and purchase books and eventually enrolled in online and in-person classes to study under herbalists with worldwide knowledge. I now have a catalogue of herbal extracts, elixirs, teas and syrups, chest rubs, throat sprays, healing salves, smudge kits, body butters, massage oil, facial steams/serums/toners, mineral and detox baths—all plant based and heart-centered.

WHY TOUSSAINT TINCTURES?
What's unique about my approach to apothecary is the influence of my Christian spiritual intentions when creating my products. I and the attention to detail I have with each item which includes the packaging. In addition, every product is prepared and packaged with care and thoughtfulness. Even when you are purchasing for yourself it will feel like giving yourself a little gift. That's why I call my boutique "The Little Shop of Indulgences" and the apothecary's tagline is "Where Nature and Luxury Merge". I truly believe even the small details matter and can make a world of difference to your mind and body. Receiving "spirit medicine" in a beautiful package makes taking it a little sweeter.

STAGE LIFE
My life as a performance artist began at age 3 when I took my first ballet class. I studied and performed throughout college and have since performed, taught, and choreographed professionally now for more than half of my life. I am now a burlesque artist known as the "Royal Rebel of Burlesque" and "The Brown Cocaine of Burlesque" both for different reasons that I identify with. My art has taken me to faraway lands such as China where I choreographed and performed with a burlesque company at a beautiful hotel and casino in Macau. As you can imagine it was one of those life changing and a pivotal moments in my life. It is opportunities like this that change an artist and cause growth in unimaginable ways. Truth be told, as an artist and a black small business owner it can be difficult to create these opportunities for yourself, opportunities that enable personal growth and the ability to fulfill what you believe to be your life's purpose. That's why I joined Patreon, so I could enable patrons to support a creator they believe in.

MY MISSION
I believe my life's mission is to heal and create a path of healing for others while continuing my own healing, through both burlesque and plant medicine. I have a strong desire to spread the good word as it is revealed to me as a way to help those who need the guidance. I have been told when doing my works that my spirit is present and it left the recipient moved or forever altered. These testimonies are what empowered me to elevate this work and I would love for you to join me in helping to propel it into the stratosphere by becoming a
Patron of the Healing Artist! 

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Tiers
You're a Patron!
$2 or more per month

O supporter of little means, how I appreciate thee.  When you pledge $2 per month  you receive a beautifully autographed photo of me with a personal message.  You also will get access to my  patron-only posts and access to the patron-only feed, where the community centralizes and everything gets posted & talked about, and so you know your voice is just as important as a $100 patron because you believe enough in me to support me. 

Dope Discounts
$5 or more per month

Pledging $5 makes you a believer. Along with the "Thought That Counts" tier benefits you will receive your own unique 30% off discount code for my online boutique that NEVER EXPIRES (unless you discontiue your patronage).


Also, when I release content and things, I’ll send you links: of my video  performances, exclusive behind the scene images and sign-ups to my soon-to-come series of community healing workshops.


Plus all previous rewards. 


How dope is that?

A Little Spending Money
$10 or more per month

Now we are getting somewhere. When you pledge $10 you receive bi-monthly product samples from my online store, LittleLoveAffairs.com.


Along with all the previous rewards. 

A Closer Look
$25 or more per month

When you pledge $25 monthly you receive  

- An autographed 8x10 photo with a personal message.

- Surprise invites to shows and events

- Exclusive wellness product tutorials or artistic tips from the stage

- Plus other previous rewards



Dedicated Patron
$50 or more per month

Pledging $50 monthly is no small feat. You will receive

- Two 30 minute consultations (bewteen months 3 and 12)

- Monthly product samples from Toussaint Tinctures

-Plus the "A Closer Look" rewards (except bi-monthly gift samples)



V.I.P. Rebel Patron
$100 or more per month

Pledging $100 monthly is an investment and makes you crucial to my projects, it also means you are as serious about the progress of my work as I am.  In exchange, you will receive


- Two themed wellness basket composed of Toussaint Tinctures products

- Five Bi-monthly 1 hour sessions regarding the artistic or healing work of your choice. (Beginning at month 3)

- A total of 10 guest passes to shows and events where I curate, participate or perform. (Limit 2 passes each)

-Plus All the previous rewards