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Welcome to
Black Healing October!

Flyer for Black Healing October
Image description: Two photos including Vanessa Lewis, a fat Black queer woman. Left: Three Black women, Vanessa and her family, standing together, smiling. Right: Vanessa and her partner Eri, a fat non-binary person, laughing in the sun, wearing floral headbands.

Family, whoever you are, wherever you come from, whatever your experiences are, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE! You are home and you are safe. This space is for us and by us – to grow, to heal, to love, to laugh, to wail, to release, and to be. This is a shame free, judgement free, JOY space. We love you. Lets Uplift Glorify and Love Ourselves Together – And Create A World Where Others Can As Well!

Black Healing October flyer. Text says, "FREE ONLINE HEALING & JOY EVENTS EVERY SINGLE DAY. FOR BLACK PEOPLE BY BLACK PEOPLE EXCLUSIVELY. ASL INTERPRETATION OFFERED! WWW.BLACKHEALINGOCTOBER.ORG"
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Check Out Our Upcoming Events!

“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.” – bell hooks

We love you! Let’s do this together!
A Black femme stands holding a sign above their head that reads "BLACK FEMMES MATTER"
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What is Black Healing October?

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Black Healing October is a month-long journey of Black people creating sacred spaces for Black people (of all ages, identities, genders, and sexual orientations) to connect, heal, grow, learn, relax, love, imagine, and transcend with each other. As a family.

This space is all Black, for us and by us, and completely free. There will be workshops for everyone, wherever you are in your journey. Some workshops will center the needs of specific identities within our community, some will foster spaces for more unity and understanding across difference, and some will focus on our collective rest, healing, creativity and pleasure. Some workshops are interactive and facilitated, while others are performances or lectures. Every healer, facilitator, and artist who joins us is committed to creating welcoming, inclusive spaces. You are safe with us. While all our healers will be paid, the only thing we want from you – our attendees, our family – is to find healing, joy, pleasure, and community. 

Image Description: A Black person sits at a table laughing. They have a beard, a gray cap, a white button-up shirt, a gray tie, and a plaid vest. The wall behind them is covered with sheets of paper with multi-colored words written on them. The table has a water glass and flowers.

We Aspire to:

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  • Center + Honor the critical importance of Black & Sacred Healing Spaces
  • Create opportunities for Black people to breathe, rest, and release tension together
  • Establish shame-free spaces where we can be fully embodied and open-hearted
  • Hear and be heard by each other without the risk of judgement or ostracization
  • Promote more Black love, connection, & understanding across our identity differences
  • Connect Black people with Black Healers who know + understand their lived experiences
  • Build intersectional healing experiences that affirm Black people on the margins
  • Put more dollars in the pockets of Black healers, educators, artists, and activists
  • Decrease the violence, heal the trauma, and increase the compassion in our communities and relationships with others.

Image Description: A Black femme stands surrounded by yellow flowers with a peaceful expression. They are wearing a black v-neck shirt, beaded necklaces, a colorful skirt, and hoop earrings with the shape of Africa. Their hair is dreaded with some locs wrapped in colored thread.


Can’t attend the workshops? Follow Our Transformative Healing Blog!!!!

Follow our blog for: Black & Solidarity Healing Art and Literature, activities you can do on your own time, soundtracks, curricula, workshop reflections and more.

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