Y-WE Heal

Update: we have now exceeded our fundraising goal for our Fall campaign! Thank you so much to everyone in our community who has helped us raise $53,000 towards our Sustainability Fund. With your support, we are excited to continue this impactful and transformative work.

The world is having the conversation that Y-WE has been having for 11 years, “How do we center the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Color to be the leaders and changemakers of this world.” We have learned that in order to continue this important work, we have to prioritize our personal journey towards healing.  

Through Blackout Healing, Y-WE supports Black Leaders to foster a healing space for the Black community to feel safe, rest and thrive. We have formed an Asian and Pacific Islander Anti-racist Solidarity Group, as well as a White Affinity Group; both working towards internalized colonization and actionable allyship.

In our Fall programs this year, our young women* are focusing on their personal healing journey by learning how to establish boundaries, creating their own specialized ways through DIY Healing, and reflecting on their personal stories through Nature Art and Journaling.

Through this campaign we invite our community of supporters to go on this journey to heal in solidarity with us. When we are healed, we have the ability to pour in to our communities, cultivating a space for collective healing. 

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Discussion Question #1
Take a moment of rest today with this guided eye movement meditation from Y-WE’s Co-Executive Director, Victoria Santos.
Discussion Question #2
Join Cheryl, Y-WE’s Development Coordinator, for a quick healing movement that will bring you back to your body and help you feel grounded.
Discussion Question #3
Y-WE’s Program Director, Regan, has been using painting as a way to meditate and process emotions that are hard to articulate in this time.
Discussion Question #4
Sophia, Y-WE’s Operations & Finance Manager, is sharing one of her go-to self-care tips, which is making her own body scrub. Here is her recipe (FYI, this makes a lot!):

2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted & cooled
Essential oils (optional)

Combine ingredients and store in an air-tight container!
Discussion Question #5
Tayah, Y-WE’s Program Coordinator, is sharing a healing tea recipe made from lavender, mint, and mugwort. Enjoy!
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*those who identify as women or girls or who were assigned female at birth