1 HR 4U
Let’s move, dance, talk, walk, roll, talk/listen, sing, connect together and support our pod
Hello my dear ones!
Can I share an experience I had?
Earlier this week, after being on the computer all day, I took myself for a swim. I’m hunkered down in Florida sheltered in place. I’m lucky that there’s a pool across the street where I’m staying. (yes, I’m taking all the safety precautions using it).
It was 4pm when I got in the pool. After about 10 minutes my mind was a swirl with all the things I should be doing instead of swimming. Underneath all that mental swirling was my unconscious belief that giving myself an hour to move or just be was not ok. I could feel the internal pressure to be spending all my time helping others and thinking what I needed, didn’t matter as much.
My next thought was about you. How precious that hour or 90 minutes is that you give yourself when you come in for a massage. My whole attitude shifted and I realized to honor that hour that you give to yourself when you work with me, I can do the same for myself.
To honor the HOUR – I am creating a way for us to connect virtually. Let’s walk together, move, dance, talk, learn self massage techniques, problem-solve work from home solutions to keep you feeling good!
My current financial needs are met, so I want to use this opportunity to support our extended queer fam.
This is how it’s going to work (this is an experiment, so it could change as we go along)
- Schedule an hour of time with me. Click here.
- Make a donation of $10-$100 to one of the people/orgs below.
- Send a screenshot of your payment to me via txt at 510-394-2055 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I will respond to your appointment schedule with an email from email@example.com and we will make a plan for our session.
The Disability Justice Culture Club is an activist house in East Oakland, CA designed w accessibility in mind. They’re a mutual aid hub for disabled community in Oakland.
My dear friend and favorite movement teacher in Oakland is Teresa Ellis of Pilates Barre & Jams. She’s been hard hit by having to close her studio.
Let’s keep small self employed radical queer businesses going!
Venmo and PayPal @sillte
Also check out her online classes at: https://www.pilatesbarreandjams.com/program
Realizing a need for mutual aid for our communities at this time, and inspired by Ijeoma Oluo’s efforts to support her community of fellow artists in Seattle, Amita Swadhin launched this fund on March 14, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the particular vulnerability of queer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex Black, Indigenous folks and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC folks).
Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund
Centro Legal de la Raza, along with community partners, created the Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund to provide critical support to immigrant Oakland workers who have lost their jobs and income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the agressive public health measures necessary to combat the spread of this disease.
While many Oaklanders can turn to existing safety net programs, including unemployment insurance, public benefits, and new federal and local relief efforts – undocumented workers are largely excluded from those programs. OUR Fund will address this critical gap in our social safety net, and will help support the most vulnerable members of our community who are impacted by this crisis.