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.
THIS FRIDAY MAY 17th
*engaging your body, mind & soul*
Living Room 3rd Fridays brings you the unique experience of a grown & sexy house party with music and art from the best djs, live performers, and artists you’ll hear/see anywhere. We’re takin’ the party out of the club and back to the living room.
Every 3rd Friday @ the Living Room Project
1919 Market Street, @ 18th W.Oakland 94607
hip hop || soul || house || dnb || funk || reggae
*Resident Sound Jedis:
Trinity (O’FaSho! II T.W.N II Living Room Project)
LP (Free Lunch Crew II Social Life II No Pants)
Chaney (Social Life)
Rincon de la Prima
***Visual Exhibit Curated by Bushmama Africa***
$7 all night
Beloved Brunch - Saturday May 11th
Meditations on Love: Vol. 1
“I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of…
Attention living room project friends, family, and community,
Our comrade WildSeed Wellness is raising funds to support:
- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Donation-Based Massage
- The Community Appreciation and Emergency Wellness Funds
Everything raised goes to make massage therapy available to queer and trans people of color. Help raise $6000 by May 23rd!
Donate $25 and receive a self-care zine. Give $50 and receive a body consultation from WildSeed Wellness.
Saying Hello & Staying Connected
dear friends, family, and comrades,
y’all are amazing! thank you for following and supporting the living room project’s journey as it moves toward one full year of being open. please continue to stay tuned here for more updates, coming events, pics, etc. i am really trying to post more, to keep everyone connected to what’s up.
there’s also a new twitter up and running that you can follow as well @LivingRMProjej510 and of course you can also always connect thru the facebook page: the living room project - oakland.
i try to keep things posted here related to the living room project. so if you want to know more about other things i am involved with, etc you can also follow my personal blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org and boidoula.com.
with love and gratitude,
micah hobbes frazier
Friday April 19th….Living Room 3rd Fridays w/ DJs Trinity & LP
“engaging your body, mind, and soul”
the lrp has a new logo!!!