Essential to my practice is organizing and contributing to community based spaces for accessible health and wellness services. Please consider donating here to support my sliding scale acupuncture services for queer and Trans people of color.
FOR THE LOVE
Low cost clinics for queer and trans people of color. Made up of a series of events combining sound healing, acupuncture treatments and self care items, this project provides an important resource for underserved communities. Follow Paolo on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the event dates.
With the support of Akonadi Foundation's So Love Can Win Grant, For the Love is excited to announce Community Acupuncture & Sound Healing events at Qulture Collective in 2018. See calendar on home page and Instagram to keep up to date. Also, big shout out to Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their Sisters giving it Away program for gifting us the resources to buy supplies and keep our community clinics going. Last but not least, For the Love is not possible without the grant writing, graphic design, words of affirmation, and general brilliance of Inés Ixierda.
Bloom: Transgender Healing Community Project: Have offered free acupuncture treatments for Trans and Gender Non conforming identified people.
CARE NOT CAGES, POP UP HEALING FAIR
Offered Free Acupuncture at Care Not Cages pop-up healing clinic in front of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to demonstrate the healing we wish to see in our communities, rather than the expansion of the "mental health" unit in the Santa Rita Jail, and overall resources put more and more into policing, jails, and the prison system.
Have offered free acupuncture treatments at WORLD for a health and spa day for Women who are HIV positive / or diagnosed with life threatening diseases.
Offered acupuncture services at IDA and self care resources for students of color, queers, and artists.
Have offered free ear acupuncture treatments as part of the wellness services of the AMC conference, a diverse social justice conference in Detroit.
Have participated in Queer Magic Makers Art, Craft & Healing fair offering low cost acupuncture and selling immunity soup blends.
BLACK LIVES MATTER CLINIC
Following numerous police killings and outpouring of community grief, offered a free acupuncture clinic for Black people which included the distribution of herbal medicine care packages.