Welcome to Black Healing October

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Welcome to Black Healing October

Family!!!!

We love you! Welcome to Reclaim UGLY Presents Black Healing October!

We have collaborated with over 55 diverse Black Healers, Artists, Activists, & Educators to create a magical month full of Black love, Black revelry, Black (he)art, Black vulnerability, Black intimacy, Black healing, and so much Black joy planned just for you!

We have events every single day of the week, sometimes two to three times a day – each one offering something unique and special for Black people of all ages, identities, genders, and sexual orientations. All events will include ASL interpretation by the amazing organization, Pro Bono ASL, and offer automated live captioning.

Family, whoever you are, wherever you come from, whatever your experiences are, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE! You are home and you are safe. Join us to connect, heal, grow, scream, wail, cry, laugh, love, learn, imagine, relax, and hopefully fall in deep and sustained love/friendship/familyship with each other. This is a shame free, judgement free, JOY centered, sacred space.

We love you. Let’s Uplift Glorify and Love Ourselves Together – And Create A World Where All Other Black People Can As Well! Thank you SO much for joining us for this gentle, loving, fun, and deeply melanated revolution!!!!!!

Sermon, Lecture, or Spiritual Service

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A portrait of VanessaSoulXo and her Drum
Image description: VanessaSoulXo, a light brown skinned Black woman with long copper curls, a green blouse, floral shorts, and a bright smile, holds a black, red, and yellow Shamanic Drum. She stands in front of a couch and there are flowers besides her.

Diversity & Healing Session–Let’s Talk About It. With Vanessa LeMaistre

Join VanessaSoulXo for a shamanic drum journey where she will guide you through this meditative practice as you will explore deep and powerful questions for personal transformation. The questions will require courage, however you will be in a safe and sacred space. This offering will begin with a guided meditation. Vanessa will then speak about this ancient shamanic practice and what having your power animal means in shamanism. Then she will facilitate an interactive conversation about being black right now in America. This will then lead to a shamanic drum journey where you can gain guidance to powerful questions that may arise in conversation. This offering will conclude with a sacred ritual that you can take with you.

Sunday, October 4, 3-4 PM PT

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Photo of African-American women standing behind a microphone on a stand getting ready to perform.
Image description: Photo of African-American women standing behind a microphone in a blue dress behind a microphone on stand getting ready to speak and sing.

We All We Got, We All We Need! With Latriece Love-Goodlett

Physical distancing does not have to equal social distancing. How do we authentically show up for ourselves and others with compassion and transparency with so much uncertainty surrounding us? You’re invited to come as you are and welcome others with (NO SHADE/NO SHAME) as we intentionally buildup our community and hold space for one another with empathy, human connection, and refreshing dialogue. There will be interactive fun, self- reflection, group sharing, dancing and a musical performance featuring GoodLOVE- a husband and wife duo comprised of Latriece Love-Goodlett & David Goodlett. You’ll also get sneak peaks of the littles wfh with kids. 🙂

Sunday, October 4, 4-6 PM PT

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A portrait of Amber Walker
Image description: Amber Walker, a lighter brown skinned Black woman wearing a Black hat, shell earrings, and long beads, leans into her hand and smiles softly and sweetly while gazing just beyond the camera’s focus.

Soulutionary With Amber Walker

Soulutionary was created to support us in a gentle and compassionate way to advocate the importance of self care during the pandemic. It is a highly stressful time for many so it is important to make ourselves aware of keeping our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health intact. Soulutionary is a safe and judgement free space to fellowship, vocalize frustrations, express vulnerability and create healing energy. Soulutionary’s aim is to help gently guide to find solutions and come to a resolution.

Thursday, October 8, 3:30-4:30 PM PT

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Natasha, a Black femme with glasses, looks directly into the camera with a small smile.
Image description: Natasha L. Simpson, a Black femme with purple cat eye frames and lips, sits before an ivory background, looking directly into the camera with a shy smile. She wears a teal headwrap, beaded necklace and black shawl.

Enduring Flame: A Collective Energy Healing Meditation to Ease Grief and Remember Sweetness With Natasha L. Simpson

A space to journey inward, together, to honor our grief from what (internalized) oppression has taken, and still claim the sweetness of ourselves.

Saturday, October 10, 3-4:30 PM PT

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Full Body Photo of Mel Graham in Orange Dress in front of blue wall
Image description: Full Body Photo of Mel Graham in Orange Dress in front of blue wall

A Restorative Time With Mel Graham

Join Mel Graham for a time full of peace and safety. Come with an open heart and mind to release your fears, worries, and cares. Mel will facilitate a 20-minute healing meditation and grounding ritual, followed by a space to discuss emotions and thoughts that came to surface during the time, along with any other questions

Monday, October 12, 12-1:30 PM PT

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A portrait of Joyce Lee
Image description: A Brown, chubby Black womyn wearing a long sleeved Black shirt in front of a red velvet backdrop of theatre curtains. Slightly smiling, chin turned little towards the left and almost resting her head against her hands, joyfully clasped together. Her hair is Black, pulled back and non-descript.

Playing With Blocks With Joyce Lee #1

Joyce Lee is offering a self development opportunity for writers to address their creative blocks. This workshop requires honesty with yourself and a willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of your creativity and personal growth. You will be nurtured but not coddled. This class is geared specifically towards those who know they need help but hate personal accountability.

Tuesday, October 13, 1:30-2:30 PM PT

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Spiritual SELF CARE with Kris the Mystik overlaid on Kris in the woods
Image description: Text: Spiritual SELF CARE with Kris the Mystik. Flier with Emerald Background, Brown text, black and white image of Kris in the forest smiling up at trees in the center layered behind SELF CARE and With Kris

Spiritual SELF CARE With Kris with a K

Spiritual SELF CARE is a workshop to help remove any internal blocks and determine how you can create a disciplined and adaptable mind, body, spirit self care plan through the channeled wisdom of Kris with a K and their spirit guides. They will be covering journaling techniques, reframing, connecting to your inner voice, and how to embrace the mundane elements of self care as spiritual self worship. If you’ve been struggling with ascension symptoms (sleeplessness, hearing/seeing things, feeling randomly ungrounded, psychic activation, emotions getting louder, fatigue, changes in appetite, aches and pains that shift day to day, etc), this twerkshop is to share the wisdom I’ve gained from supporting myself and others through ascension into their soul path.

Thursday, October 15, 3-5 PM PT

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Photo of LaTasha Monique in a brightly colored room with giant pieces of candy
Image description: woman, smiling, dressed in black shirt and colorful leggings sitting on pink floor, leaning over orange gummy bear. Background is large red, yellow, and pink plastic candy.

A Laying On of Hands: A Black Healer’s Guide to Individual and Collective Healing With LaTasha Monique

This workshop places Black Healing at the center and invites you to get cozy with self and others as we re-remember ancient ways of healing. During our time together we will share already known ways of healing as well as explore healing techniques that we lost during the diaspora. This workshop use existing ancestral knowledge to blend chakra work, chanting, color therapy, meditation, and self-reiki as a way to heal self and others. While colonizers have re-branded these healing techniques and put a price tag on them, they are all very much inherent to and in all of us. Come on, let’s explore and bring all our expertise to the table. The only requirement is to come as you are – just the way the ancestors like it.

Saturday, October 17, 11 AM – 1 PM PT

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Image of a Black non-binary person with an afro wearing a Black velvet belly shirt smiling directly at the camera.
Image description: Image shows a Black non-binary person with brown shoulder length afro hair and hoop earrings. They have a Black velvet belly shirt on, a light green choker and is smiling and looking directly at the camera.

Intuitional Healing: Mind, Body and Spirit With Danielle Cole

This workshop will teach skills to increase intuition by tapping into stillness. We will confront and heal the things that have worn away at our intuition (anti-blackness, misogynoir, cisheteropatriarchy, body shaming, etc.) through writing, movement and meditation. We will build a practice of increasing our intuition in a way that prioritizes rest, our ancestors and trusting ourselves.

Sunday, October 18, 1:30-3:30 PM PT

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A photo of Miss Renée with text above: "Miss Renée: Helping you heal you: mind, energy body, and spirit."
Image description: A header in white script reading “Miss Renée: Helping you heal you: mind, energy body, and spirit.” sits above a Black femme woman with black and brown twist styled hair and a soft smile facing camera. A green houseplant and a large conch shell sit on a shelf in the background.

Chiron–Working With the Wounded Healer With Miss Renée

This soulful and deep workshop will help you delve into your birthchart to discover and understand what your core Chirotic wound is in this lifetime. You will then learn how to unlock and utilize the healing gifts it imparts that are unique unto you to help others heal. With Chiron ‘Your mess will become your message’.

Monday, October 19, 6-8 PM PT

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A portrait of Joyce Lee
Image description: A Brown, chubby Black womyn wearing a long sleeved Black shirt in front of a red velvet backdrop of theatre curtains. Slightly smiling, chin turned little towards the left and almost resting her head against her hands, joyfully clasped together. Her hair is Black, pulled back and non-descript.

Playing With Blocks With Joyce Lee #2

Joyce Lee is offering a self development opportunity for writers to address their creative blocks. This workshop requires honesty with yourself and a willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of your creativity and personal growth. You will be nurtured but not coddled. This class is geared specifically towards those who know they need help but hate personal accountability.

Tuesday, October 20, 2-3 PM PT

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Image description: A Black woman with braids up in a bun wearing a patterned shirt and earrings the shape of Africa, smiling up at the camera hand under her chin

How Can Cannabis Assist in Self-Healing? With Theresa Clark

Join Theresa of Empress Healing Products for an interactive discussion about how cannabis can be used for self healing.

Wednesday, October 21, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

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Image description: A Black woman wearing a multicolored shirt with Black wavy shoulder length hair smiling into the camera.

Academia: Being in Community With Lauren Anderson

This inclusive workshop aims to facilitate your transition into PK-12 and higher-education as educators. In this workshop, we will discuss institutional and structural inequalities and how they exist to reproduce the status quo. Furthermore, we will collaborate on ways in which you can prepare and create space for your work as an educator despite institutional barriers. Lastly, we will discuss ways for you to create and sustain community while navigating your educational institutions.

Wednesday, October 21, 1:30-2:30 PM PT

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Image description: A dark skinned Black woman with braids in a bun, blue and purple eyeshadow, and purple glossed lips smiles at the camera, wearing a floral yellow shirt.

Spiritual Enlightenment From the Hood; LOVE During a Pandemic With Yanna Johnson

The outside world is full of complications…it gets even more complicated living and surviving in the hood…my job is to help you cope through it….people may have issues in the outside world, but we got PROBLEMS in the hood…my job is to connect with you to find a solution. For this workshop we will focus on love, and the things each astrology sign should be on the lookout for during these trying times. I will be taking a few volunteers who may wish to go deeper; sharing their process in the sacred safe space of the workshop.

Wednesday, October 21, 4:30-6:30 PM PT

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A portrait of Joyce Lee
Image description: A Brown, chubby Black womyn wearing a long sleeved Black shirt in front of a red velvet backdrop of theatre curtains. Slightly smiling, chin turned little towards the left and almost resting her head against her hands, joyfully clasped together. Her hair is Black, pulled back and non-descript.

Playing With Blocks With Joyce Lee #3

Joyce Lee is offering a self development opportunity for writers to address their creative blocks. This workshop requires honesty with yourself and a willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of your creativity and personal growth. You will be nurtured but not coddled. This class is geared specifically towards those who know they need help but hate personal accountability.

Thursday, October 22, 2-3 PM PT

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A Black non-binary person sits with their eyes closed leaning into their hand in a grassy field
Image description: A Black non-binary person with a slight soul patch and blue and black hair wearing a blue silk shirt sits with their eyes closed leaning into their hand in a grassy New Orleans field on the bank of the Mississippi

Dreaming Awake by the Water With Tyrell Blacquemoss

Dreaming Awake by the Water with Tyrell Blacquemoss is a ceremony of plant medicine and water to learn to dream with ancestors and deepen rest practices. Dreaming Awake is a practice of dreamworking as divination, rest, meditation, routine, manifestation, activism, rooted in African spiritual technology. We do it because we are experiencing battle #fatigue – needing both #rest and #strategy to continue the work of our ancestors or to begin something new. We will experience #movementmeditation, #lullaby and #visualstorytelling. Dreaming Awake The Body as Ceremony Medicine Preparation. A #howto video combined with movement meditation and landscapes, discussion questions on Afam Nation (African American sovereignty) and #spiritualtechnologies for dreaming with #landscapes – geographies, emotional. I will combine movement, reiki, body and voice to create tools to support rest and #dreaming.

Watch whenever you want; Questions will be taken October 22-October 24

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Onika and Windafire, two happy light-skinned Black humans whisper in a huge pink flower.
Image description: Seated inside of neon hibiscus flowers, your Black Indigenous Rest Doulas, Onika Reigns and Windafire joyfully conspire to bring sleep / rest / dreams to Black, Indigenous people. Onika is smiling as Windafire whispers in her ear.

Rest Is Always Possible With Black Dream Escape

Black Dream Escape will offer a collective rest session. Using original music, meditations, storytelling, and breathwork that centers Black and Indigenous experience. We will guide participants into a rested state. Time will be given afterwards to asses, reflect and offer feedback about how to develop a personal Rest Practice.

Sunday, October 25, 4:30-6:30 PM PT

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A photo of Amber Flame
Image description: A brown-skinned woman with short curly black hair wears bright red with a black triangle necklace, head thrown back in laughter, against a blue and white sky background.

Self-Care Is Hard! Let’s Nap About It. With Amber Flame

Self Promise-keeping: through sound bath, breath work, and writing/journaling, we are able to access the parts of us patiently awaiting creative expression. Uncovering and naming the broken promises we’ve made to ourselves is the beginning of healing and recommitment to our individual thriving. Lay the groundwork to welcome your best self back home to your body.

Tuesday, October 27, 4:30-6:00 PM PT

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A photo of Theresa Clark
Image description: A Black woman with braids up in a bun wearing a patterned shirt and earrings the shape of Africa, smiling up at the camera hand under her chin

How Can Bush Medicine Improve Your Well-Being? With Theresa Clark

Join Theresa of Empress Healing Products for an interactive discussion about how bush medicine can be used to improve health and well being.

Wednesday, October 28, 11 AM – 12 PM PT

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A portrait of Joyce Lee
Image description: A Brown, chubby Black womyn wearing a long sleeved Black shirt in front of a red velvet backdrop of theatre curtains. Slightly smiling, chin turned little towards the left and almost resting her head against her hands, joyfully clasped together. Her hair is Black, pulled back and non-descript.

Playing With Blocks With Joyce Lee #4

Joyce Lee is offering a self development opportunity for writers to address their creative blocks. This workshop requires honesty with yourself and a willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of your creativity and personal growth. You will be nurtured but not coddled. This class is geared specifically towards those who know they need help but hate personal accountability.

Wednesday, October 28, 1-2 PM PT

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A photo of Miss Renée with text above: "Miss Renée: Helping you heal you: mind, energy body, and spirit."
Image description: A header in white script reading “Miss Renée: Helping you heal you: mind, energy body, and spirit.” sits above a Black femme woman with black and brown twist styled hair and a soft smile facing camera. A green houseplant and a large conch shell sit on a shelf in the background.

Venus, Mars and Your Place in the Revolution With Miss Renée

In astrology, the planets Venus and Mars, the signs they are in and where they are placed in your unique birthchart can reveal what skills you bring to the table in regards to the particular way you naturally work with people/ bring people together as well as your particular warrior style. This workship will assist you in identifying how these energies present in your birthchart and therefore in YOU and how with mindful intention you can understand, hone, and embody their potential to the fullest in your justice work.

Wednesday, October 28, 3-5 PM PT

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A portrait of Joyce Lee
Image description: A Brown, chubby Black womyn wearing a long sleeved Black shirt in front of a red velvet backdrop of theatre curtains. Slightly smiling, chin turned little towards the left and almost resting her head against her hands, joyfully clasped together. Her hair is Black, pulled back and non-descript.

Playing With Blocks With Joyce Lee #5

Joyce Lee is offering a self development opportunity for writers to address their creative blocks. This workshop requires honesty with yourself and a willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of your creativity and personal growth. You will be nurtured but not coddled. This class is geared specifically towards those who know they need help but hate personal accountability.

Thursday, October 29, 2-3 PM PT

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All Black Healing October Events are Free for all Black People.
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