COMMUNITY WORK

 

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 For the Love and Paolo on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the event dates. 

We are very excited to announce For the Love Acupuncture & Sound events is a 2019 recipient of the Red Envelope Giving Circle grant! Thank you for your support - it is essential to keep our events happening as we plan some new and exciting things in 2019! Check out Red Envelope’s Giving Circles’s amazing work.

In 2017-2018, with the support of Akonadi Foundation's So Love Can Win Grant and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ‘s Sisters giving it Away program- For the Love was able to host 4 donation based Community Acupuncture & Sound Healing events at Qulture Collective and 1 pop up event in Oakland after the Northern California fires in November. In addition, the Sister’s grant provided funding to purchase new zero gravity chairs, blankets, and supplies to keep our community clinics going! See calendar on home page and Instagram to keep up to date with latest events. For the Love is not possible without the grant writing, graphic design, words of affirmation, and general brilliance of Inés Ixierda and the grant writing, research, and diligence of Emma Eulalia Gómez.

 

BLOOM: FREE TRANSGENDER HEALTH FAIR

Bloom: Transgender Healing Community Project:  Have offered free acupuncture treatments for Trans and Gender Non conforming identified people. 

 

PEACOCK REBELLION

Offered free acupuncture at Name Change and Gender ID clinic at LOL Maker space. Check out the amazing community work of  Peacock Rebellion and the resources at  Liberating Ourselves Locally (LOL).  

 

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.  

 

WOMEN ORGANIZED TO RESPOND TO LIFE THREATENING DISEASES (WORLD)

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. 

 

STANFORD INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS HEALING CLINIC

 Offered acupuncture services at IDA and self care resources for students of color, queers, and artists. 

 

ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE HEALING JUSTICE SPACE

Have offered free ear acupuncture treatments as part of  the  wellness services of the AMC conference, a diverse social justice conference in Detroit.   

 

QUEER MAGIC MAKERS  HEALING SPACE

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. 

POST FIRE SUPPORT CLINIC

Following the northern California fires of 2018-, the bay area and many places in California were covered in smoke. Although Oakland was not directly impacted by the tragedies all over California, people were experiencing headaches, respiratory issues, coughs, asthma, extreme stress, and anxiety, and grief. With the help of Sailor Neptune, we offered a donation based acupuncture and sound healing clinic for anyone looking for a little extra support.

 

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