We have seen
– over and over again throughout history -
that the dominant institutions have used and exploited the bodies of the oppressed groups in societies.
Whether through the extraction of labor, sexual gratification or the use of bodies as medical guinea pigs,
we cannot DENY the COUNTLESS amounts of times in history (and unfortunately still today) that this horror has occurred.
(Just ask Nicki Minaj with the debacle there.)
Where certain bodies were seen as LESS THAN.
Where certain humans experiences were completely DISCARDED.
And USED in order to serve the white man (or whatever dominant institution it is) and his agenda.
We have also seen these same underrepresented groups being gaslit about their own body wisdom.
Just ask any WOC who has had to fight so hard to be taken seriously by her doctor.
Just ask any minority who has to battle to have their own ancestral medicine be accepted.
Just ask any human wanting to heal in an “alternative” way without being dismissed as stupid.
Have we forgotten?
What happened to the so-called liberals who fought so hard last year against white supremacy but are now trusting the same institution to save their lives?
These institutions are built on extraction.
Extraction can ONLY happen when you don’t trust your own body anymore.
When you surrender your body into the hands of someone/something else.
When you look outwards for the answer.
Stop letting the teachers, gurus, doctors and governments tell you your TRUTH.
Have we learned nothing from last summer?
Have we learned nothing from the #metoo movement?
Have we learned nothing from the 9-5 we’ve all freed ourselves from?
How do we fight extraction?
We cultivate aliveness.
And only you can do this.
You and your body.
This is what I’m doing with my clients and community.
I’d love for you to meet us there.
The Gaslighting of Your Own Body Wisdom
We have seen