Resisting Stigma & Shame
Queering Survival: apocalypse apothecary// survival skills shares for collective healing// queer magic
we r a mental health collective & sober club night centring healing 4 queer/trans/nb BPOC
Queer collective/club night that centres Queer womxn, Trans, NB & Intersex POC.
I am a Community Witch, a Black Queer Femme and a Devoted of the Orishas. Therefore, as you might have read throughout my website, my focus is liberation for All Black People. It comes from an understanding of the socio-cultural & economic spectrum where identity is politically placed: freedom for all people starts from the Margins.
With my work primarily focused on Black individuals, my aim is to create independent paths to one’s personal self-determination, navigating the psychological and spiritual intersections of a white capitalist cosmology and the determination of self as Black individuals. While in foundational readings we journey through your own history, mythology and how you perform in liminal spaces, when engaging with Shadow Readings we will try to unfold the fears and constrictions that are imposed to you by society (not only identity wise but also social and cultural intersections etc). In this work of re-appropriating the terms of Shadow Work from the anti-black Jungian gaze, the aim to make space for the multidimensional spectrum of trauma, anger, fear and all those spiritual and psychological aspects deemed “dark”.
So I always try my best to hold a supportive and welcoming space for this experience to unfold. My work is just one of the many ways I embody, spiritually and psychologically, the social changes I wish to see in society like Restorative Justice, holistic mental health approaches and community spaces for active imagination.
My patrons and students vary in age, race, ethnic background and gender identity. We all share a deeply rooted will for change. We share a commitment to dismantle and challenge our social, institutional and generational privileges, preconceptions, patterns and behaviours. I especially encourage my community to object personal expectation of self as non-personal and as imposed. By challenging our notion of self, our history and mythology, we directly trial the structures around us and in time, for many, that allows for a more active participation in social change, like political activism.
We understand that life is a spectrum of experiences and we commit ourselves every day to make space for everyone’s truth. In order to do so we challenge our fears and our deflection and reflection of privilege and access to resources, knowledge and more. We understand that our individuality can only be protected and cared for, as well as exalted, when the community is cared for and protected. We, as a Community, seek redistribution of wealth, access, possibilities, opportunities, resources and necessities.
As mentioned, I am a Guide and therefore, you will have to choose to be on your own path first and foremost. When the right time comes for us to meet, we will. Your Ancestors will lead you by the River and there you will meet me and all those who will support on this journey.
As We Walk This Earth Together
I am a Guide and therefore, you will have to choose to be on your own path first and foremost.
When the right time comes for us to meet, we will. Your Ancestors will lead you by the River and there you will meet me.