New Words in Practice Newsletter by Shana Bahemat

January 7, 2021

APC/GSWS Program Coordinator Shana Bahemat has just launched their newsletter Words in Practice.

"Words in Practice is an invitation to explore practices of collective care. It began as a search for connection and community with BIPOC during a tumultuous time. The idea of gathering virtually (during a pandemic) with one another organically fell into place as friends were yearning for the same. Words in Practice was brought to fruition as a collective…a bi-weekly ritual to carve space for our hearts and creations. The name comes from the introduction to This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color where Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa speak to the revolution beginning at home. My hope is to offer and explore practices of collective care through many forms such as meditation, asana, storytelling, rituals, stillness, recipes…and many more that may unfold. I imagine Words in Practice to be a starting point to consider what it means to engage in practices of collective care. I believe collective care has the capacity to honor our needs to seek transformative justice and build opportunities to be part of healing spaces that are affirming for everyone, especially people on the margins."

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