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Completed a really hectic two months of deadlines today, ending on a tough but inspiring #antioppression workshop with a team out here. Felt like good work was done #onwards #nextstopparis

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Three days until the launch of @themoeg, and The Margin of Eras settles into its permanent home 👁‍🗨🏠

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In February we have @janetheclapp coming to Be Moved to teach her Movement for Trauma Level 1 course. As you can read from her post below this information is really for all of us. Learning about how stress impacts the body and gaining tools to resource ourselves and our clients is valuable solely because we all lead rather stressful lives.
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I highly recommend this training to anyone working with people one on one and in group settings. Yoga Teachers, Trainers, school teachers, therapists, you name it.
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The early registration discount ends December 15th. Learn more here:
http://bit.ly/2wlP8l4 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #Repost @janetheclapp (@get_repost)
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TRAUMA FACT TUESDAY - For many, actually living in awareness of what we feel in our bodies has led us to numb our sensations over time. For some, control over our physical bodies was forcefully taken from us and we lost agency to say no. And for some, living in constant oppression out in the world has become the norm. How do we take back ownership of our bodies? We learn to fiercely take up space again. We learn to gently feel our bodies from the inside out. We learn to self advocate in the health care system. We learn to not fear our power or anger. And, we find the strength to say THIS IS MY BODY. #traumarecovery #traumahealing #antioppression #kyriarchy #whenthebodysaysno #claimyourpower #reoccupyyourbody

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This message needs to be shared far and wide! ✊🏽 Rp: @misteruncertain 💙
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It’s nice to think that veganism can be a self-ruling revolution, but it can’t. It’s not supposed to be. Veganism is a total liberation which involves ALL human, nonhuman and environmental injustice. Therefore, veganism alone isn’t enough. Independently, veganism is far too marginalized, and far too isolated to overcome with the urgency needed today. Only by building bridges with other social resistance movements can we reach this potential. There is so much we have to share and learn from one another, especially with those whose philosophy is not that different from our own. Remember, veganism is not white, upper class, gentrification, lifestyle oriented, or an elite club for vegans. Veganism was created for victims and exists for justice! United-we can and will put an end to all exploitation, by any means necessary! Fair or fowl! #unite #socialjustice #womensrights #feministmovement #intersectionality #transremembranceday #gayrightsmovement #lgbtq #equality #antiviolence #blacklivesmatter #democracy #justiceforall #indigenousrights #education #stophate #antioppression #waterislife #climatejustice #resist #standtogether #humanrights #antiracism #speciesism #animalrights #animalliberation #veganism #veganismisjustice #totalliberationmovement #misteruncertain

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It’s nice to think that veganism can be a self-ruling revolution, but it can’t. It’s not supposed to be. Veganism is a total liberation which involves ALL human, nonhuman and environmental injustice. Therefore, veganism alone isn’t enough. Independently, veganism is far too marginalized, and far too isolated to overcome with the urgency needed today. Only by building bridges with other social resistance movements can we reach this potential. There is so much we have to share and learn from one another, especially with those whose philosophy is not that different from our own. Remember, veganism is not white, upper class, gentrification, lifestyle oriented, or an elite club for vegans. Veganism was created for victims and exists for justice! United-we can and will put an end to all exploitation, by any means necessary! Fair or fowl! #unite #socialjustice #womensrights #feministmovement #intersectionality #transremembranceday #gayrightsmovement #lgbtq #equality #antiviolence #blacklivesmatter #democracy #justiceforall #indigenousrights #education #stophate #antioppression #waterislife #climatejustice #resist #standtogether #humanrights #antiracism #speciesism #animalrights #animalliberation #veganism #veganismisjustice #totalliberationmovement #misteruncertain

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We oppose all forms of oppressive violence. Today, in particular we honour those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence and promise to never stop fighting for you. 💜

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Four days until the launch of @themoeg — get weird with us Nov 24th! ✨

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Four days until the launch of the Margin of Eras Gallery! 😮Join us for the launch this Friday with some free brew c/o of @junctioncraft, and if you haven't already, RSVP link is in our bio! 💫

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Some selections of work from one of our featured artists who will be showing at the launch James Yeboah (@thrdeyetears), from his series "When Black Boys Cry". If you haven't already, hit the RSVP link in our bio and we'll see you on Friday!

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In Solidarity. ✊🏼Be true to you, love all, share all.... Our Earth Mother knows best and her offerings are for ALL. 💚🌏🕸️🍃🌱✊🏼💯👩🌾🕉️
#peoplesmedicine #dontgetgreedy #humansareweird #downwithhomesteadapothicaryoakland #RISE #witchesunite #witches #healers #makers #antioppression #motherearth

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We have been working with young mothers on building personal resilience starting with acknowledging their own stress responses and practicing skills to settle when it's safe enough. After two months of practice and feeling more resourced, they wanted to talk about the bigger forces affecting their lives - like being homeless, having addicted and incarcerated parents. .
Building resilience can't just be about increasing individual strength and bounce back. We are deeply affected in positive and negative ways by everything around us. Acknowledging the whole of it helps us see that many of our stress reactions are completely normal and expected for the times we live in. Stop individualizing the systemic and put the burden where it lies. .
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#resilience #buildresilience #theresiliencetoolkit #traumainformed #healing #wellness #transformation #communitybuilding #socialjustice #youthled #bebrave #antioppression #givelight
#lumostransforms

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Eight more sleeps until the launch of @themoeg! Event RSVP link in bio 🌸

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Come see punk rock burlesque for an incredible show and You should come out because it is an anti-oppression fundraiser, and you're anti-oppression. #antioppression #punkrockburlesque #punk #sexworkisrealwork #burleque #colorado #lucyatomic

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Eight days until the launch of @themoeg! Excited to see everyone there — RSVP link is in our bio 💫

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NEW BLOG POST: Redefining Sexy (Link in Bio)
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“It kinda all started when Blake Shelton was named Sexiest Man Alive 2017 by the authority of authorities on sexiness, People Magazine.
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So me and a friend started talking about what has been universally accepted as sexy these days: What images proliferate in our media. Think pieces on how Beyoncé, Kim K, or Rihanna have “changed” the way women experience their sexuality and sensuality. Does personality count? The ways in which strip club culture has altered the conversation on Sexy.
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Lately, I have been paying closer attention to my body in the world. When it expands. When it contracts. When I feel that anxious tightening in my chest or clamping down over my ribcage. When butterflies start. And stop.
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During our text conversation, I felt my body constrict, like a dozen thin ropes were wrapped around my mid-section. In the past, I would have ignored this tell-tale signal and blustered forward in intellectual conversation. But, yesterday, I stayed with my body...”







#carefreeblackgirl #alternativeblackgirl #naturallyshesdope #blackfeminist #blackwellness #blackgirlfly #blackwomenmatter
#blackgirlstravel #blackgirlsrock #blackyogi #pghartist #pittsburghwriter #pghblogger #pghwriter #pghart #litsburgh #betterastudioforyou #pittsburghblogger #pghevents #pittsburghart
#volup2isdiversity #bodypositive #blackbodyimage #inspiration #healing #woc #antioppression #poc #womanism #staywoke

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Nine days until the launch of @themoeg! FB event RSVP link in our bio now, see you there!

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In our #antioppression training, we learned it’s compassionate, important and respectful to ask all people (transgender people in particular) what #pronuouns they prefer you to use when addressing them. Honor how each person self-identifies...even if you don’t get it right the first try, you will get there with practice—just like learning someone’s name for the first time can take a minute to recall. The effort and trying outweighs a “whoops” moment of using the wrong word. Together we can support each other and make these efforts common practice! 💪🏾💪🏻💪🏽💪🏼💕💕💕

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10 days until the launch of @themoeg and it's getting down to the wire! Join us on November 24th — FB event link in bio. ••• 🎥by @jellydognut

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Yesterday we dove deep into anti-oppression with @ykhong. One phenomenon we discussed was Internalized Oppression…this is when people who are discriminated against over a period of time internalize the myths that society communicates to them about their group. Examples of this are: 1) Internalized racism—a system in which People of Color internalize white supremacist and dominant culture ideas as a result of colonialism…(i.e. the use of skin-lightening products in places like Nigeria or The Philippines). 2) Internalized heterosexism is when LGBTQ people internalize heterosexist messages and norms…though not necessarily adopting them. 3) Internalized sexism—when people, generally women, adopt oppressive attitudes toward their gender (i.e. “slut-shaming” wherein women enforce male expectations for sexual encounters)…we have SO much more to learn, and SO much more work to do. Do any of you have examples to add? Do you internalize any of the above? #womenhelpingwomen #antioppression #bethechange

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Tool for testing drugs should be free/accessible, but they won't stop the majority of overdose deaths, and are impractical safeguards for many with addictions.
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Testing drugs destroys them in the process, which is just another cost for users that are already struggling to manage a dependency. Due to inconsistent mixing, it's also possible for the results to say Fentanyl free, but for the rest of the untested batch to contain dangerous quantities. Fentanyl isn't nessacarily deadly either — the problem is the dose, which these tests don't measure — and its presence is a risk many are willng (or have) to take. For people with addictions these tests may lend themselves to victim blaming as well, because suddenly "They should have known better." But more importantly: drug testing can create a false sense of safety, and encourage people to use alone, which is what REALLY kills.
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People have been dying of overdoses long before Fentanyl was a thing, and its presence in the supply isn't nessacarily a death sentence. Drug testing can be useful for some, but it has short-comings, and is only one piece of a much bigger, more complicated picture. Meow, meow.

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Let's do this! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼
What would it take to spread veganism farther than ever before? [Image of "Veganism in an Oppressive World" edited by Julia Feliz Brueck]
Stay tuned for details 👏
#veganism #vegan #vegansofig #vegansofcolor #veganbooks #animalrights #vegansofinstagram #animalsanctuary #veganlife #plantbased #intersectionalveganism #antioppression #justice

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AHHHHH. When you talk about women & girls as if the only difference between them is size, you sound like a pedophile, or a paternalist who believes women are children in need of DADDY'S help.

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This is a big problem that hurts so many people.

_____ - "Bias among medical professionals has been studied well in recent years, and results have shown that people in larger bodies actually do get poorer health care than people in smaller bodies." Quote from DeAun in Episode 4 where we discuss the effect weight bias has on care. Please also check out our show notes on our website for lots of accessible resources! From @donoharmpodcast #weightstigma #weightbias #endweightstigma #endweightbias #traumainformedcare #traumainformed #antioppression #antioppressionbasedcare #donoharm #firstdonoharm #patientcenteredcare #bravebodylove #haes #bopo #yoga

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