CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITE!!!!!
still a work in progress, but coming along…….
Saturday Nov. 9th….The Front Porch comes to The Living Room Project!
& Special guests.
Open Mic for first 8 to sign up.
Hosted by Tim’m T. West, FKA 25percenter of Deep Dickollective (D/DC)
The Front Porch is a monthly multi-genre artistic set that began in December 2004 at Mocha Lounge, DC as an attempt to create an open mic & feature space in the nation’s capitol where all kinds of poetry, spoken word, Hip Hop, acoustic, and soul music could be welcomed by people of diverse racial and sexual orientations.
that’s right, we back at it again for your dancing pleasure! join the crew Saturday Nov. 16th for another edition of Living Room - Engaging your Body, Mind, & Soul.
with your residents djs LP & Trinity
celebrating scorpios, especially our homie Savannah Schmidt
Join us Saturday October 5th to raise money and celebrate the Living Room Project!!!
Ships In The Night
A Queer Dance Party
Sat October 5 +21
@ The New Parish
* DJS: Durt, Bestfriendgrrlfriend, Lady Ryan, Trinity *
*plus a special EARLY set by DJ Snapback 9-10pm
so get there on time!*
* coat check *
Shooting Star Botanicals——-> www.shootingstarbotanicals.org*
Free for Real Baked Goods——>
* photos by Mikki Vargas *
* Special Performance by The Lady Ms.Vagina Jenkins *
***We started off as a small dance party for radical queers to come let loose. The party started off in SF but has relocated to Oakland. Our home is Oakland. We want to maintain this party as a safe space. We aim to prioritize and support: queers, women, people of color, trans people who are also: DJs, performers, vendors, and different organizations. We raised over $30,000 for causes ranging from housing rights to supporting the NJ4.***
*engaging your body, mind & soul*
Friday August 9th
**This Month Celebrating BLACK AUGUST**
The month of August is full with histories of Black resistance from the Haitian Revolution to the Nat Turner Rebellion, from the Fugitive Slave Law Convention, the foundation of the Underground Railroad, and more.
We celebrate Black August to remember the long line of resistance and sacrifice of Black people throughout history, and continuing today.
BLACK LIVES MATTER!!!
*Special Performances by:
Valerie Troutt &
Eni Loicy Pela
*Resident Sound Jedis:
Trinity (O’FaSho! II T.W.N II Living Room Project)
LP (Free Lunch Crew II Social Life II No Pants)
Mz. Amy Adams
Chef Yulanda (Simply Bliss Catering)
FREE BEFORE 10pm
$5 from 10pm to 11pm
$10 AFTER 11pm
@ the Living Room Project
1919 Market Street, @ 19th W.Oakland 94607
ABOUT BLACK AUGUST:
Yesterday, June 2nd, was the official 1st Birthday of The Living Room Project!!! and what an epic celebration we had last year to warm and open the space.
this year join us FRIDAY JUNE 21st to celebrate our 1st Birthday!!! it will be fiya…
By Toi Scott
"It’s true, folks. No matter how radical we may think that holistic healing work is, it’s not revolutionary if we continue to oppress others (especially those we are providing healing work to) during this movement. Unless we are earnest with ourselves about power dynamics, our privilege (this could be race, gender, ability, etc.), and our biases, we trap ourselves in in the very patterns that persist in the broken health care system and we severely limit our healing abilities.
Power imbalances exist between herbalists and those who come to them to be healed/ to co-heal. As healers who are very much human, we bring in our assumptions and biases. We can’t leave them at the door. They are very much present in our consultations and inform our healing work. We encounter all types of people who have had all types of experiences. If we are going to work with them on a physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic level, it’s important that we don’t allow our biases to harm this vulnerable person who has come to us for healing or prevention.”
“and the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.”
– anais nin, 1904-1977
our bodies are deeply impacted by our experiences, holding memory, story, and emotion along with contractions and tension. because the body holds so much, it is an extremely important and useful place to work in healing and transformation. working through the body allows us to access memory and story, process emotions and reactions, and move toward more aliveness and deeper embodiment.
bodywork can help open the contractions, memories, reactions, and emotions that get held in our bodies, creating more space for new insights, new actions, and new ways of being. my practice integrates somatic bodywork, energy work, and massage; gently inviting the body to open, heal, and deeply transform in ways that last over time.we are fundamentally resilient and creative beings with a natural capacity to heal and transform. given access to the resources and support needed, healing happens.
*bodywork sessions can be scheduled in one hour and 1 1/2 hour time frames, and are held at The Living Room Project space in west oakland. i offer sliding scale rates, and some trade options. please contact me with questions, and for more information about rates and availability.