Here we list resources on art, healing and cultural work for collective liberation.
For Mangos With Chili's 2013 National Queer Arts Festival show FREE: Two Spirit, Trans and Queer People of Color Visions of Freedom, S.D. Shah and Devi collaborated on a video + performance piece where they asked the audience to write responses to the question "What are some things you've done to support your healing and community healing (physical, emotional, cultural, sexual, spiritual, etc.)?" Here's what community members wrote at the show and placed on a physical altar or posted to the event's web stream or facebook page.
Does the cost of mental health care stress you out more than the issue you want to see a therapist about?
Ever go to a community clinic, ask for a QTPOC therapist, and get assigned to a white lady with faux-locks?
We asked folks in Peacock Rebellion’s networks to point us to low-cost QTPOC therapists in the Bay Area. Here’s what people sent us.
Overwhelmed by all the COVID-19 web sites and resource lists floating around? Us too. So we’re helping gather content for the new SF Bay Area LGBTQ COVID-19 Relief site, a central hub to get you the info you need. Head there for the latest.
Have a resource to add to that site? Send it to email@example.com
Thank you to all the queer and trans people of color who have created public vigils, spaces to make art, altars and moments to grieve at events, and who have asserted that, because queer and trans communities of color are most-impacted by this, it is critical and urgent to listen to and take direction from the leadership of queer and trans communities of color–especially queer and trans Puerto Rican and queer and trans Muslim communities.
Some resources for holding, processing, and healing are below.
"Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can go bad quickly. Here we describe what the law requires and also offer strategies for handling police encounters. We want to be clear: The burden of de-escalation does not fall on private citizens — it falls on police officers. However, you cannot assume officers will behave in a way that protects your safety or that they will respect your rights even after you assert them. You may be able to reduce risk to yourself by staying calm and not exhibiting hostility toward the officers. The truth is that there are situations where people have done everything they could to put an officer at ease, yet still ended up injured or killed." - ACLU
We believe that the freedom of a queer/trans person anywhere depends upon the liberation of Black folks everywhere. Peacock Rebellion's providing this list of Ferguson response resources as one small thing we can do in solidarity with the critical work happening on the ground in the wake of Mike Brown's murder. Like this list? Don't give to Peacock Rebellion; we are not in leadership of this work. Instead, please give (time, energy, money, whatever you have capacity to give) to one or more of the groups in the Ferguson Rapid Response Giving list below.