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Groundbreaking News

  1. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

    Upcoming openings:

    Sun 6/30 at 3:30 & 5 pm

    Mon 7/1 BOOKED

    Tues 7/2 at 11 am Donation Based Massage; 5 pm Regular Sliding Scale

    Wed 7/3 at 2:30 & 5:30 pm

    Sun 7/7 at 1:30, 3, 4:30 & 6 pm

    Schedule online now.

  2. QPoC Summer Spotlight #3: Wild Seed Wellness!

    An interview I did with March of Tigers for their Summer Spotlight, highlighting QPOC initiatives and projects.

    marchoftigers:

    This week’s Summer Spotlight is going to put the spotlight on an initiative that makes the healing of the spirit and mind affordable, welcoming, and for Queer/Trans* People of Color. Welcome to Wild Seed Wellness. Their Goal?

    Wild Seed Wellness (WSW) has an intentional and evolving commitment to being: Affordable, Accessible, Interdependent, Knowledgeable, Radical, and Creative

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    Wild Seed Wellness was founded by Massage Therapist (C.M.T.) Ana María Agüero Jahannes, She decided to center her focus on the needs of Queer/Trans* People of Color due to the unique ways their identities interact with stress. Clients have come to them talking about how they deal with the presentation of their gender, and how they often have few spaces that give them room to celebrate and validate their bodies. Ana wanted to fixed this, and she did by creating a space for QTPoC to congregate and heal safely.

    In order to do this groundbreaking initiative justice, Ana has agreed to do an interview, and she has many lovely and informative responses! Let’s get started, shall we?

    What was it that inspired you to get into therapeutic services?

    In 2011, I founded Wild Seed Wellness in Oakland. Wild Seed Wellness offers affordable massage therapy for queer and trans people in color. Through Clinical Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy and Thai Massage, I aim to find people who are ready to make a commitment to their own healing and want my guided, goal-oriented support.

    In 2009, I was working with the Safe Outside the System Collective at my crush org, the Audre Lorde Project in Brooklyn. The S.O.S. Collective was really pushing boundaries of what it meant for QTPOC to live safely. We were talking about a Burn Out Retreat for staff and volunteers, but unfortunately I transitioned from there before I ever was able to participate. Nevertheless, it planted a seed. During the succeeding time of liberated exploration, I made freelance photography and massage therapy main hustles. Deepening my roots in queer and trans people of color spaces, my “clients” were all peers. And we were all burnt out. I recognized in me a desire to be a part of what now seems like a “self-care” generation of radical community organizers and activists reflecting on interdependent strategy.

    What keeps me in therapeutic services, now in 2013, is my own process of healing. I have always been a gymnast, dancer and athlete, very conscious of my body’s extraordinary ability. But now more than ever, I feel empowered in my self-discovery and prioritize time to tap into deep, intrinsic knowledge, learn experientially and gather new information. It’s fascinating.

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  3. rifles:

Ana Mendieta — Anatomía,(1973-1975)

Check out more of Ana Mendieta’s performance work.

    rifles:

    Ana Mendieta — Anatomía,(1973-1975)

    Check out more of Ana Mendieta’s performance work.

  4. Opening for today Sunday June 9th at 4:30

    I have one last opening for today for a 60 minute massage, existing clients only, or a consultation for new clients ($30). Please TEXT 510.999.5132 with your name to book this appointment. I will respond at my earliest convenience to confirm the appointment. If you receive no confirmation, it is not confirmed. I hope I’m able to make somebody’s day with a last minute appointment.

    Peace,

    Ana

  5. I’ve been reading about the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and I am so in love with its color. I bought some organic turmeric the other day at Berkeley Bowl and it’s about to be on! I made these Golden Turmeric Latkes with Applesauce. Dee-licious! I found the recipe here on the Eating Well blog. I made the apple sauce from scratch and used jalapeños instead of serano peppers.

    Besides being delicious, evidence supports that the turmeric is a wonderful natural remedy. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, aids in muscle repair and is a strong anti-inflammatory. You can use turmeric as a paste on swelling from a muscle sprain or overexertion. Mix two tablespoons turmeric and one tablespoon lime juice. Add a small amount of boiling water so the paste is uniform. Apply it to the skin and wrap it with plastic.

  6. Thank you to everyone who donated and spread the word about the QTPOC Community Care Fund. We raised $2054!

  7. SIGNAL BOOST:

    ONLY 3 HOURS LEFT TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE MASSAGE THERAPY FOR QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR!

    This is the last day to raise money for Wild Seed Wellness to support healing for queer and trans people of color! We are raising funds to support 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Donation-Based Massage, and the Community Appreciation and Emergency Wellness Funds. All money goes to make massage therapy available to queer and trans people of color. With your donations you can get a self-care zine, a body consultation, a t-shirt, an ad on the website, or even a private massage party!

    DONATE NOW AT INDIEGOGO.COM/AT/COMMUNITYCARE

  8. Make a decision now to support Wild Seed Wellness. We need $4700 in 10 days to be able to offer affordable massage therapy for queer and trans people of color. Donate here:http://indiegogo.com/at/communitycareAnd spread the good news.

    Make a decision now to support Wild Seed Wellness. We need $4700 in 10 days to be able to offer affordable massage therapy for queer and trans people of color. Donate here:http://indiegogo.com/at/communitycare

    And spread the good news.

  9. SIGNAL BOOST: 13 DAYS LEFT TO RAISE $6000 FOR MASSAGE THERAPY FOR QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR. 

    Wild Seed Wellness offers affordable massage therapy for queer and trans people of color in Oakland. We are raising funds to support 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Donation-Based Massage, and the Community Appreciation and Emergency Wellness Funds. All money goes to make massage therapy available to queer and trans people of color. Our goal is to raise $6000 by May 23rd.

    Donate at indiegogo.com/at/communitycare

     

  10. 17 days!

    WILD SEED WELLNESS OFFERS AFFORDABLE MASSAGE THERAPY FOR QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR IN OAKLAND. WE ARE RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAYS DONATION-BASED MASSAGE, AND THE COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AND EMERGENCY WELLNESS FUNDS. ALL MONEY GOES TO MAKE MASSAGE THERAPY AVAILABLE TO QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR. OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $6000 BY MAY 23RD. DONATE NOW!


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