Fund The Aura House: Mental Health Org BIPOC-TQGN

All funding will go towards the creation of The Aura House a holistic mental wellness organization for BIPOC women, trans, cis, queer, and non binary folks.  Photos By: Kalyn Jacobs Founded by Samantha Jo and Fulani Thrasher queer black cis & non-binary femmes believe that healing as a community is integral in our liberation as a people. The goal of  Aura House is to build a powerful community through the radical act of healing individually and communally. In this time and forever we will be centering black women especially trans black women. We facilitate workshops to create a safe space where black & brown women can support one another on their personal path of self-empowerment.  As a collective, we aim to create a culture of understanding, self-care & spirituality by teaching each other. We occupy spaces that serves for all ages - cis, trans, queer, and gender non-conforming. Black lives are always under attack; we are rarely granted the space, time, and resources to heal & take care of ourselves. We are regularly the caretakers, organizers, integral members of communities and are never prioritized, protected, and our needs are always being compromised. Mental illness is very much stigmatized and criminalized for black and people of color and  we are not receiving proper holistic care.             Black women with mental illness are at a higher risk of being killed by the police and institutionalized. We, black women, must create these sacred places for ourselves. We deserve the right to spaces where we are free to openly discuss issues that directly affect us. The goal of Aura House is to facilitate & create safe spaces where all women of color can come together and support one another on their own personal path of self-empowerment.  We do this by offering different types of workshops; mindfulness, healing circles, political education, self-care, nutrition, ancestral and spirituality practices, and so much more. Aura House serve for  all  ages Black, indigenous, and women of  color-cis,  trans,  queer,  and  gender  non-conforming.  Funds will go towards paying healers, practitioners, facilitators, securing a physical space, technology, professional licenses. So we can make our services free and sliding scale for everyone.   

Donations

  • A Klass 
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • DeeDee Elbieh 
    • $111 
    • 2 d
  • Amie Triplitt 
    • $5 
    • 8 d
  • Shannon Waldron 
    • $30 
    • 11 d
  • Nathaniel Baron 
    • $10 
    • 11 d
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Organizer

Samantha Jo 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
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