Healing Justice Podcast
39 Thriving After Incarceration with Jonel Beauvais & Aida Cuadrado Bozzo of Community Change

39 Thriving After Incarceration with Jonel Beauvais & Aida Cuadrado Bozzo of Community Change

June 19, 2019

This week we're joined by Jonel Beauvais and Aida Cuadrado Bozzo from the Womens Fellowship at Community Change, which exists to hone the organizing skills of formerly incarcerated women of color or those otherwise directly impacted by incarceration and the criminal justice system. Jonel talks about the trauma of incarceration and her return to her community (Akwesasne people in Mohawk territory), resilience of women of color, frontline leadership, and the community’s role in ritualizing return.

ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Jonel Beauvais is an indigenous sister, Mohawk woman, a witness of imprisonment, adversity survivor, spirit lover, working to end violence, and living for the next generation. She is a descendant of women of the wolf clan lineage, and is rooted in the community of Akwesasne where she works with the Seven Dancers Coalition.

Aida Cuadrado Bozzo is an ordinary person who does extraordinary things. She is a transformative organizer, committed to everyone being present to their own greatness - especially women of color. Aida is from Michigan, by way of Paterson, New Jersey, by way of Puerto Rico. She's an organizer on the Reinvestment Team and convenes the Womens Fellowship at Community Change.

Previous practices from this podcast that we reference in our conversation: Somatic Centering Practice from Sumitra Rajkumar, and Forgiveness Meditation Practice from Jacoby Ballard.

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PRACTICE: In the following episode (publishing next week), Jonel shares a practice from her people for doing a group ritual called a Condolence Ceremony. Subscribe to this podcast to make sure you don't miss it. Subscribe to this podcast to make sure you don't miss it.

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Welcome to Book Club! 📚

Thank you to Book Club member David Jay for offering the original poem shared in this week's episode! Do you have art or images inspired by Pleasure Activism? Tag us on social media for a share!

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. See you there! xo

 

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Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Rachel Ishikawa for audio editing and production, David Jay for sharing his poetry, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

Healing Justice Podcast is hiring!

Healing Justice Podcast is hiring!

June 17, 2019

Healing Justice Podcast is hiring for two part-time positions: a Digital Organizer & a Podcast Producer. Job descriptions & how to apply at http://www.healingjustice.org/work

Come get creative in building online community to sustain social justice leaders with us! It's a great opportunity to contribute powerfully and creatively to movement work in an outside-the-box way, while also living an alternative relationship to time than organizing jobs that are dependent on the rapid-response/news cycle grind (cue exhale).

Strong preference for NYC-based folks but may consider building a remote team for the right candidates. Applications due June 30, and will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received.

Healing Justice Podcast is an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks, women/Trans/NB/GNC people, immigrants, folks with disabilities, and other marginalized lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

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38 Claiming Our Ideology, inspired by Phillip Agnew

38 Claiming Our Ideology, inspired by Phillip Agnew

June 11, 2019

This is a practice offered by host Kate Werning based on our conversation with Phillip Agnew in the prior episode. It leads us through reflecting on the Dream Defenders' Freedom Papers and how we can contemplate and communicate our own ideology as we work for liberation. 

Read along with the Dream Defender Freedom Papers here: https://www.dreamdefenders.org/freedompapers

Thank you to Aja Monet, Arsimmer McCoy, Yaheli, & Adejare for your reading of the poem “This is the Year” by Phillip Agnew.

Learn more and join in with the Dream Defenders here:https://www.dreamdefenders.org/

Find out more about Phillip Agnew & Aja Monet's Smoke Signals Studio in Miami – a community based radical artistic space - here: www.smokesignalsstudio.org

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LISTEN:

In the previous podcast episode, Phillip Agnew, former Executive Director of the Dream Defenders and leader in the Movement for Black Lives, joined us to talk about his recent leadership transition and what it's like to evolve in public. Listen to hear us discuss movement celebrity culture, the limitations of highly visible leadership, what it means to have a clear leftist ideology, what he would have done differently in his own transition, collective responsibility for mental health, and his own name change to Umi Selah and then back to Phillip.

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Study with us in Book Club! 📚

One way we are committing ourselves to study in community is through our brand new Book Club: a gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together.

Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. See you there! xo

 

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

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Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

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Thank you to Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering this episode.

38 Role Transitions & Visible Leadership with Phillip Agnew

38 Role Transitions & Visible Leadership with Phillip Agnew

June 4, 2019

Phillip Agnew, former Executive Director of the Dream Defenders and leader in the Movement for Black Lives, joins us to talk about his recent leadership transition and what it's like to evolve in public.

He touches on so much: movement celebrity culture, the limitations of highly visible leadership, what it means to have a clear leftist ideology, what he would have done differently in his own transition, collective responsibility for mental health, and his own name change to Umi Selah and then back to Phillip.

We spend some time talking about:

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Welcome to Book Club! 📚

Welcome to our new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. See you there! xo

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Phillip Agnew co-founded the Dream Defenders in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin and has been dubbed “one of this generation’s leading voices” and recognized by both EBONY magazine and The Root as one of the 100 most influential African Americans in the nation. In 2018, he transitioned from his role as co-director of the Dream Defenders and now travels the country training and organizing where “the movement” hasn’t touched.

He is the co-founder of Miami’s Smoke Signals Studio – a community based radical artistic space - with his partner, poet Aja Monet.  Smoke Signals Studio is a space where those invested in using art, sound and music as a meeting place for transformation and liberation can come to create together.www.smokesignalsstudio.org

Find Phillip & Aja Monet's TEDxWomen talk called "A love story about the power of art as organizing" here: https://www.ted.com/talks/aja_monet_and_phillip_agnew_a_love_story_about_the_power_of_art_as_organizing?language=en

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PRACTICE:

In the following episode (publishing next week), we share a practice based on Dream Defenders' Freedom Papers that focuses on Claiming Our Ideology, along with one of Phillip's original poems. Subscribe to this podcast to make sure you don't miss it.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

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Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Jacob White for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

37 Practice: Somatic Check-In (Feeling the Pulse) with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising

37 Practice: Somatic Check-In (Feeling the Pulse) with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising

May 27, 2019

This practice is a Somatic Check-In to feel one another's pulse and breath, and experience the possibility for awareness of co-regulation of our social engagement systems. It is simple and intimate, and can be practiced in a pair or group of 3 - it's good for a room to do together, divided intro groups of 2 or 3 (more people = more support). It involves watching the breath move in one another's bodies, and touch of the hands and wrists, so it's important to get consent for that level of closeness before beginning. You can also listen through and practice noticing your own breathing and pulse to get oriented before deciding if and how to share it.

This practice is part of a set of corresponding conversations and practices that also include Season 1's episode 20 (Relational Culture & Undoing Individualism) and episode 32 (Bridging Complexity Collectively).

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Welcome to Book Club! 📚

Welcome to our new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. See you there! xo

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Lucién Demaris is a Somatics-based healer, educator and consultant, training in the US and internationally for the last 15 years. Lucién is formally trained as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker. Lucien identifies as mestizo and is from Ecuador.

Relational Uprising, the organization of which Lucién is a part, is a training and coaching institute that supports social movements to foster a relational culture of embodied support, interdependence, and inclusion in their organizations and communities. Learn more and apply for their trainings at http://www.relationaluprising.org

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CORRESPONDING CONVERSATION EPISODE:

Last week, we talked Relational Somatics with Lucién. I love listening to how Lucién perceives and understands the world in such an insightful web of relationship and interaction -- our bodies in relation to one another and the ecology as the foundational way we co-regulate. This understanding of somatics as relational is an important and unique offer in that way, challenging the idea of self-mastery and replacing it with an invitation for ways we can all be tuning in more closely in mutual support. Check out the previous episode to listen in to that conversation, and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW this podcast to make sure you don't miss future juicy conversations & practices!

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JOIN THE COMMUNITY:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

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Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Sonja Hanson for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

37 Relational Somatics with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising

37 Relational Somatics with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising

May 21, 2019

This week we are talk Relational Somatics with Lucién Demaris of Relational Uprising. I love listening to how Lucién perceives and understands the world in such an insightful web of relationship and interaction -- our bodies in relation to one another and the ecology as the foundational way we co-regulate. This understanding of somatics as relational is an important and unique offer in that way, challenging the idea of self-mastery and replacing it with an invitation for ways we can all be tuning in more closely in mutual support. You'll hear how our embodiment relates to our field of relationships with other humans, animals, and nature.

This conversation is based on "Embodying," the second of the three pillars of Relational Uprising's work. To learn more about the first pillar, "Bonding," listen to episode 20 about resonance with Mark Fairfield. To learn about the third pillar, "Bridging," tune in to episode 32 where Lucién and Cedar Landsmen teach us about bridging and relational inclusion. This episode will totally make sense to you if you start listening here, but if you really want to build an understanding of their frameworks you may choose to listen to those other 2 episodes and practices first.

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Welcome to Book Club! 📚

Welcome to our new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off! www.akpress.org

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. See you there! xo

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Lucién Demaris is a Somatics-based healer, educator and consultant, training in the US and internationally for the last 15 years. Lucién is formally trained as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner of Somatic Education, a California Licensed Acupuncturist and a Nationally Certified Bodyworker. Lucien identifies as mestizo and is from Ecuador.

Relational Uprising, the organization of which Lucién is a part, is a training and coaching institute that supports social movements to foster a relational culture of embodied support, interdependence, and inclusion in their organizations and communities. Learn more and apply for their trainings at http://www.relationaluprising.org

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PRACTICE:

In the following episode (publishing next week), Lucién offers us a physical exercise to tune in to one another's breathing and pulse that they call a Somatic Check-In. It can be shared with a partner or in a group. Subscribe to this podcast to make sure you don't miss it.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our incredible production volunteers on this episode: Sonja Hanson for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

You’re invited to BOOK CLUB!

You’re invited to BOOK CLUB!

May 16, 2019

Welcome to BOOK CLUB: a new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. We'll share must-read titles (with 3 months time for you to read the book), a quarterly selection, and monthly activity together. Participate how you want to, take it at your own pace, and join in for what suits you.

AK Press' Suzanne Shaffer joins us on this episode to talk radical publishing, anarchist business structure, book club memories in feminist bookstore basements, and how Healing Justice Podcast Book Club will go down. Learn more and sign up at any membership level $10 & up on our Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown is our first Book Club selection. Get your copy now from www.akpress.org with code PODCAST for 15% off!

Our Book Club members get:

  • 30% off code to buy the book directly from AK Press (available now)
     
  • Discussion guide for hosting your own local gathering (coming in June)
     
  • Interactive virtual hangout with the author(s) to ask your own questions & dive deeper -- our first one will be with the amazing adrienne maree brown, Amita Swadhin, and Monique Tula (later this summer)

To join, sign up on our Patreon at any level $10 & above. You'll also see there are other new membership levels available from us -- so if you see one that compels you, go ahead and join in! http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice

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STAY IN TOUCH:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Talk with us on social media (and let us know how your practice goes!): Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

36 Practice: From #MeToo to #WeConsent with adrienne maree brown

36 Practice: From #MeToo to #WeConsent with adrienne maree brown

May 14, 2019

This practice from adrienne maree brown is for liberating the language of desire and cultivating consent. These skills are central for us to access pleasure, boundaries, right relationship, and justice in ways that the #MeToo movement is asking us to examine more deeply.

This practice focuses on the realm of sexuality (NSFW - depending on your work), but these skills can and must be applied across all realms of our lives. Join us in practicing saying "No" as a complete sentence, "Not now," and "I want."

If you are following along in the book Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, you can find these practices on pages 195 and 229. Get your copy now from www.akpress.org with code PODCAST for 15% off!

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Read with us in our new Book Club!

Pleasure Activism is our first selection for HEALING JUSTICE PODCAST BOOK CLUB: a new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

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adrienne maree brown is a sci-fi/Octavia Butler scholar and author of Octavia's Brood, Emergent Strategy, and the recent New York Times Bestseller Pleasure Activism. She's a facilitator and doula living in Detroit, and you can hear her on the podcast she creates with her sister Autumn called How to Survive the End of the World.

adrienne spoke with us on last week's episode along with Amita Swadhin about "making justice the most pleasurable experience humans can have." We learned about what pleasure has to do with our movements, pleasure after childhood sexual abuse and other experiences of harm, why we can be suspicious of pleasure sometimes, and activist culture’s “commitment to suffering.” Give it a listen to join the conversation.

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STAY IN TOUCH:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media (and let us know how your practice goes!): Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

36 Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good with adrienne maree brown & Amita Swadhin

36 Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good with adrienne maree brown & Amita Swadhin

May 7, 2019

Today we're talking with adrienne maree brown and Amita Swadhin about adrienne’s new book, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from www.akpress.org with code PODCAST for 15% off!

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Welcome to Book Club!

This is our first selection for HEALING JUSTICE PODCAST BOOK CLUB: a new gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

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As adrienne says, "we have to make justice the most pleasurable experience humans can have." We learn about what pleasure has to do with our movements, pleasure after childhood sexual abuse and other experiences of harm, why we can be suspicious of pleasure, and activist culture’s “commitment to suffering.” Check out Audre Lorde's "Uses of the Erotic," an essential foundational text for this book: https://fredandfar.com/blogs/ff-blog/the-erotic-as-power-by-audre-lorde

This topic is relevant to your work if you want to build organizations and movements that are fully alive and attractive for people to join, and/or if you are on a healing journey in your own life, especially after abuse. Amita speaks in some detail about their own story (which you can also find via their essay in Pleasure Activism on page 293), so please note that themes of childhood sexual abuse are discussed.

 

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ABOUT OUR GUESTS

adrienne maree brown is a sci-fi/Octavia Butler scholar and author of Octavia's Brood, Emergent Strategy, and the recent New York Times Bestseller Pleasure Activism. She's a facilitator and doula living in Detroit, and you can hear her on the podcast she creates with her sister Autumn called How to Survive the End of the World.

Amita Swadhin is one of the contributing writers to Pleasure Activism and is an educator, storyteller, activist and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Her commitments and approach to this work stem from her experiences as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by her parents. Check out Amita’s work at www.mirrormemoirs.com

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PRACTICE:

In the following episode (publishing next week), adrienne offers us a practice called "From #MeToo to #WeConsent," which is a practice about consent, finding our inner yes and no, and using our voices in both our sexuality and our whole lives. Subscribe to this podcast to make sure you don't miss it.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to our volunteers: Guido Girgenti for audio editing and production, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

35 Práctica: Mapas Locos con Agustina Vidal del Icarus Project

35 Práctica: Mapas Locos con Agustina Vidal del Icarus Project

April 30, 2019

Esta semana, Agustina Vidal del Proyecto Icarus nos ofrece una actividad para apoyar a nuestra salud mental que se llama "Mapas Locos." Se puede usar este guión de práctica para hacer esta actividad: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_GwfnFr6pEwUEsPZptbJ35oems0s78kM_CiCVKwhDcw/edit

* Download the previous episode to hear this practice in English / Se puede escuchar esta práctica en ingles por el episodio previo *

También se puede escuchar el episodio conversacional con Agustina y Rhiana en ingles (episodio 35) donde hablamos de la salud mental, suicidio, la politica de los sistemas de la salud mental, y más.

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Agustina Vidal ha sido parte del Proyecto Icarus desde 2006, y ahora sirve como Directora Programatica. Ella tiene su maestría como consejera de salud mental, y se enfoca en desarrollar recursos nuevos para los estados unidos y latinoamerica. Se puede aprender más al http://www.theicarusproject.net

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GRACIAS:
Revisión de audio por Zach Meyer del COALROOM
Música por Danny O’Brien y Zach Meyer
Diseño gráfico por Josiah Werning