Bad Ass Visionary Healers

radical healer babes for liberation connecting radical healers in the Bay Area and beyond

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BadAss Visionary Healers Second Seasonal Dinner Monday, March 18 2013. Topic: MONEY!!!

Hey Ya’ll Radical Healers!♥

We want to invite you to the 2nd Bad Ass Visionary Healers pot luck and conversation Gathering. The topic this time is money. What the hell are we supposed to do with this stuff?! Like, how do we ask our clients, friends, lovers, family for payment that allows us to thrive as healers and still be accessible to our broke Queer and Trans POC Disabled communities? How do we deal with the pressure or feelings of spiritual/ethical obligation to provide our services for free? How do we create sustainable alternatives to the fee-for-service system? How do we honor and assert our payment/exchange/money boundaries? Come share skills that have helped you get paid in ways that feel good. Let’s eat delicious food and do some important visioning together around this super challenging subject.

Date: Monday, March 18th
Time: 6:30 to eat, 7:30 to talk!
Location: Casa Ma(i)ze, 873 Aileen St, Oakland CA

Please let us know if you have any access needs in order to attend this event. Our usual meeting space is up a flight of 12 stairs, but if this is a barrier, we can move it to the ground floor, which has one step and can be ramped. Please come fragrance-free so that folks with chemical illness/injury can attend without getting sick. ( is a good resource to learn more, but at the very least, coming without wearing perfume/cologne/essential oils and using unscented detergent is great.) If you’re unable to join our meeting in person, you can get in on the conversation via google plus- message us for info.

This is a potluck- we’re going to cook (menu forthcoming) but please bring a dish to share!

PLEASE RSVP so we can know how many to cook for and what dietary needs folks have.

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Submit a session to the Healing Justice Network Gathering at the 2013 Allied Media Conference! Deadline March 23.

We got our act together and created a convenient google form where you can submit your proposal. Here it is! Link below.

Hello Friends and Fam,

The rumors are true. The Allied Media Conference is just around the corner.
Just as exciting, the day-long Healing Together Network Gathering will take
place on Thursday, June 20, the first day of AMC2013. We will come gather to
strategize and develop a network structure that explores the barriers,
challenges and dreams we have for a Healing Justice network throughout the
continent. This will be a space for all genders and all bodies where
participants can build upon last year’s conversation and work. Our mission is
to explore and strengthen the work that happens at the intersections health,
healing, media and organizing.

SO, join us, participate, stretch, howl, lead, and listen! Submit a proposal
for the Network Gathering. Just remember it’s due Friday, March 22 at
midnight. Submit here:
and pass it on.

Examples of potential content:

– Creating a take-home collaboratively compiled Healing Together zine,
including handwritten herbal remedies, relaxation exercises, healing tips or
other resources
– Small group discussions focused on dealing with the challenges we face in
healing work that come back together in a larger group to creatively display
our responses
– An activity that uses our bodies to physically map in the room the places
where we do healing work, followed by breaking into smaller groups by region
to discuss strategies and possible collaborations.
– Mini-sessions that build capacity within health organizations/collectives or
individual practice (i.e. successfully using alternative payment systems, how
to find or use best-practices, community outreach strategies, etc.)
– Activities that center around a shared meal: engaging in meaningful,
intentional community together and creating traditions as a group

Things to consider when proposing a mini-session:

– Does the content in your proposed mini-session build in safety and
sensitivity towards specific participants (i.e. people of color, disability
community, activists, sexual assault survivors, LGBTQI)?
– How can you support participants as they process the content of your
– Can you imagine any juicy collaborations for your mini-session?

Please contact us with any ideas that might make our process more accessible
in terms of proposal support, outreach, or the development and structure of
the network gathering.

A registration form for the gathering will be sent out in the beginning of
April. Due to space limitations, we have a cap of 50-75 participants.

Questions? Email us at You may also post
comments or questions for the organizers on the Healing Together Network
Gathering discussion page on AMPtalk.

In community,

The Just Healing Network