Allyship is not self-defined – our work and our efforts must be recognized by the people we seek to ally ourselves with.”Layla Saad
Welcome Back to the Queer Circle Podcast, where USUALLY, Queer healers come to the mic to share their journey and what they’d tell their younger selves. Today, we’re going to do something a little different. In this podcast, we focus on the circle and what is contained by it. Within the Circle we explore the lived experience of Queerness. But there’s something outside that circle that I wanted to take an episode to talk about. For those who are outside the circle who are wondering what they can do to support Black Trans Queer marginalized lives, we are highlighting Allyship in action as a possibility model. I’m happy to invite both personal friends Kaylie (she/her) and Kelly (she/her) here today to talk about their allyship through the non-profit Inclusively Well and what allyship looks like in real actionable ways.
Inclusively Well is a non-profit sponsorship program, currently in Los Angeles/Occupied Tongva lands, that pairs underserved populations with 6 free acupuncture sessions with practitioners with anti-racist, anti-queerphobia training. Kaylie, the founder, is joined by board members: Kelly, a Black Queer Woman (and guest of the podcast) and Sanae (she/her), a Japanese Woman. Their goal is to not only expand the accessibility of East Asian Medicine, but to also bring into Allyship other practitioners in the field.
You can learn more about Inclusively Well by following their work on Instagram @inclusivelywell. Individual board members can be found here:
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Music by Purple Fluorite (Bandcamp // or all the streaming platforms)
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