What is the Black Femme Survival Guide?
It is a self-help, self care resource for black & brown queer femmes of all identities. This guide connects and honors the legacy of queer black femmes who have struggled, thrived, and created before us and honors oral history and life experience as knowledge. In this guide we begin to unpack and develop an understanding of radical self-care as a politicized act of resistance.
Healing is not a new concept to our communities.
We have forever been in resistance , forever have been picking each other up supporting one another, & growing & thriving even in the face of active oppression .
This book stems from a deep belief in the power and necessity of healing justice as an essential and necessary movement,
...empowering us to continue to fight for our lives.
Because the “self care” black & brown femmes practice, is indeed the deepest form of alchemy. Our acts of survival are a refusal for what society wishes for us.
Our acts of survival are a refusal for what society wishes for us.
The Black Femme Survival Guide:
Unpacks the term self care within the context of white supremacy
Unveils the capitalist commercialization of the self Care industry
Situates caring for ourselves and one another within a deep history of community survival
Illustrates how to cultivate nourishing relationships
Investigates how to to curate lives which lead by our values & priorities
Creates a framework for how to listen to our needs with Compassion
The Book is Filled With:
Each chapter includes personal activities & workbook pages that work from a trauma-informed perspective to assist you on your personal healing journey!
Why Is this Guide Important?
Because black & brown femmes & nonbinary folk deserve to heal. We deserve to be heard. We deserve to get credit where credit is due. That survival is genius & so are our stories. We deserve to have a self-help book written just for us.
This book was intended for black & brown femmes, nonbinary folk, & gender nonconforming folk of all gender identities. However there is immense learning to be done and as such the Black Femme Survival guide can begin important conversations about honoring the emotional labor of black & brown folks, unlearning toxic aspects of masculinity, & engaging in reparations whenever possible. This Guide is applicable for everyone.
This Guide is an important reflection of the power of healing within social justice work. Therefore, pricing is built to reflect the power & Privileges of identities who choose to engage with the work. Through this pricing we invite you to engage in restorative economics with us.
$15 People of Color
$30+ up White folks
+ shipping costs