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A Sovereign Embodiment

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The first time I walked into a massage office or a spiritual class I was surrounded by people who did not look like me.  I was asked to leave vital parts of myself at the door so that I could fit at a table that was not constructed with me in mind.

The microaggressions were casual and unintentional but the impact was real.  I would rather go without than deal with the damage of it.

​I watched myself and others like me slip through the cracks, become hopeless, choose remove themselves from this world.

​It was at my lowest point that Jessica Wilson, a radical body liberationist and nutritionist reached out to me.

A Sovereign Embodiment was born.

It was born as an act of resistance
It was born into love

It is a reclamation of our original tools.  It is decolonized care structured for those who need it most and often have the least access to it.

​Our clients are  Black & Brown, Trans, Gender Non- Binary, Neuro Divergent, Sex Workers, Disabled, Activists, Artists, Elders, Survivors, Immigrants, Healers, Single Parents, The Dying and those relearning how to live.

​ASE exists to support them, uplift them, validate them and ensure their survival.

Almost two years ago the Collective that was A Sovereign Embodiment was gentrified out of it's space in Oakland.  Our practitioners continued their work.  I tried to heal.

I have an opportunity now to continue what I started in a more sustainable way.  In a real way. But in order to do that I need help.
These funds will help me with rent, supplies, meet legal requirements necessary to build ASE up in a way in which it can not so easily be brought down again.

My goal is to open a new Collective full of Black and Brown  Queer Trans healers and heart holders.  I'm laying the foundation.
I can't do it alone.
There is so much more to be done.

If you can't contribute monetarily you can still help me out by

*Writing me a review

*Recommend me to your friends/ universities/ conventions

*Blow me up on the social medias

*Check out the new webpage typos and all!!! 

​But most importantly go forth and live a delicious life, love big, scream loud, become sovereign and tell me all about it!

We continue forward
With Love & Teeth,
Irene McCalphin


Irene McCalphin
Grass Valley, CA

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