Learn how you may have internalized systems of oppression and how to recognise and unravel these patterns in yourself and your body, so you feel liberated in your own life AND contribute to living more harmoniously with each other and our environment.

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Does this sound familiar?

It’s hard for you to say No, especially to people you like or want to be liked by.
You hardly know what YOU really want (or don’t dare wanting it).
You get by with the bare minimum and maybe secretly pride yourself in not needing much or not taking up more space.
You discount your contribution and the value you bring to the table.
You believe there is something wrong with you.

All these are patterns many marginalized folks hold in the body, that come from centuries of surviving in systems of dominance and oppression that most of our modern societies are rooted in.

Colonization is a complex topic and we certainly won’t release its effects in one generation alone.

But my guest Kelsey Blackwell and I hope that by pointing out the ways you may have internalised systems of oppression, and showing you how to recognise and unravel these patterns in yourself, you will feel more free and liberated in your own life – undoubtedly contributing to the necessary collective transformation towards living more harmoniously with each other and our environment.

Listen in as we specifically dive into

  • The different lineages influencing Kelsey’s body of work
  • How the colonist mindset lives inside of your body and how to identify it in your patterns of behaviour
  • The importance of re-establishing a relationship with your body and with the land you live on, wherever that is
  • Why part of the healing process can only happen in community and why it’s important to have black or BIPOC spaces to do this work
  • Two simple practices to start decolonizing your body

Resources we mentioned:

Kelsey’s book: Decolonizing the Body

A Fireside Chat about Pre- & Post-Natal Depression and Postpartum Psychosis

Free Tiny Course “Unlock the Healing Power of Your Cycle”

Kelsey Blackwell, is the author of “Decolonizing the Body: Healing, Body-Centered Practices for Women of Color to Reclaim Confidence, Dignity & Self Worth” and a cultural somatics practitioner.
As a facilitator, coach and speaker she has brought abolitionist embodied practices to such diverse groups as riders on Bay Area Rapid Transit trains to students at Stanford University to the offices of LinkedIn. She works 1:1 with clients as well as leads the 8-week group program, Decolonizing the Body. In addition to being impactful, Kelsey believes working towards personal and collective liberation must also bring joy.

Get in touch with Kelsey through her website and on Substack.

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