Healing is a personal, as well as collective, journey. In this episode, Ember Phoenix explores the critical importance of engaging in difficult conversations with curiosity, love, and commitment as a path to individual and community liberation. Using an intersectional lens, Ember highlights a profound truth – we each hold a unique "medicine" that can expedite this shared healing.
About Ember: Afroindigenous, queer, femme-bodied visionary and entrepreneur Ember Phoenix started a healing collective to directly support community building, resilience, and resource sharing amongst local Black, Indigenous, Latinx/e, and other folks of color. Ember integrates sacred ancestral teachings and practices as key to unraveling the traumas inflicted by colonization and the ongoing effects of white supremacist culture. Using an interdependent "I am because we are" model, Ember creates deep, intentional spaces for the Collective to learn, grow, grieve, and thrive together.
As Ember highlights, healing is not about fixing a thing; it's about being able to love, trust, and accept yourself - and others - exactly where you - we - are in this moment. From here, transformation is not only possible but probable. Join us in unpacking the traumas and triumphs of seeking collective healing in the context of white supremacy and colonialism - acknowledging that community, mutual respect, and acceptance are at the very heart of how we get free together.
We'll see you same time, same place next month. Until then, peace.