BOLD AND BRAVE: BIPOC SELF-CARE
February 24, 7-9pm at D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St. W by Lansdowne Station)
This is a workshop for LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous and people of colour to talk about our particular challenges, and successes in self-care, tools to self-care, and to share affirmation. Topics on the table are:
Community and dissipating shame, habits of shame, conflicting traumas in interpersonal relationships, self care in the everyday and in the long term, varying capacity for self care, re-conceptualizing self destructive habits, setting boundaries as caregivers and people who are responsible for other people; things that make us feel good and awesome, things that make us not okay that we have to deal with in our daily lives such as racism in the workplace; acknowledging and thinking about how to give ourselves some relief from them, treating oneself as one would treat a friend, expressing needs without having to disclose anything and creative ways of doing so, doing self care considering challenges that many bipoc face (houselessness, poverty, devalued labour, antiblackness, racism, ableism, transphobia, misogyny, homophobia); seeking help when we feel it is right. Other themes include; happiness, worthiness, sleep and talking about ancestry as it relates to care.
People will have the opportunity to talk about challenges, to affirm and relate, and share our methods, keeping in mind there’s no right way to do self-care. Self-care will mean many different things to each of us, and it is essential to honour that. The workshop will include a crafting session to make a personal resource. It is the hope that we will be able to give each other new tools for coping and thriving.
This workshop is FREE! Tokens and Refreshments will be provided! D-Beatstro is wheelchair accessible, vegan with gluten free options, and does not serve alcohol.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to for more information and to register. Registering ensures that we have enough tokens and food to go around!
For more information, check out our Facebook event for the For All The Feels Event Series: https://www.facebook.com/events/1008354305870332/