Join us for a celebration of our beautifully diverse bodies at With/out Pretend's "Unruly Bodies" curated by Margeaux Feldman (Poster by Ness Lee and @wildflowerbee ). I will be sharing a new piece called "We are Wasting Time" looking at how time consuming and disrespectful it is to be in constant criticism of bodies. This piece celebrates the beauty and diversity of our physical vessels.
This event is accessible + non-gendered bathrooms. If you need ASL, please click the link of email asap.
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Partial Proceeds will be donated to Ocama Collective.
About Ocama: Ocama Collective is a community-directed group of birth workers of colour, living and working in Tkaronto (Toronto), who are dedicated to the reclamation of traditional and holistic childbearing and birthing practices, amongst IBPOC folx.
Ocama means “listen” in Taino-Arawak, a language of the Indigenous peoples from the islands known today as the Caribbean and South America (Abya Yala). Inspired by this indigenous word, this Collective approaches birthwork as unique as each pregnancy, birth plan, and birth care, to “listen” not only with our ears, but with heart and spirit, to each individual and baby that enters our circle of care. The Collective is open to ALL IBPOC and families seeking a nurturing space to “listen” together.
This Collective seeks to create access to full-circle and community-based birth care, as an imperative factor in reducing infant mortality, improving childbearing/birth satisfaction, and supporting maternal/parental physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
It is a key goal for this Collective, to facilitate safe space for 2S, trans, queer, non-binary, genderqueer, and agender folx, to fully engage in pregnancy and birth care that is self-directed, holistic, and satisfactory. This Collective stands and operates in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, the original stewards of this land we call Canada, in reclaiming sovereignty rights and shifting the narrative to one of decolonization and indigenizing our worldviews.
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