We’ve put together a list of the resources, service providers, books, websites, and accounts to follow that we recommend to clients and friends. We choose to centralize content from queer, trans and BIPOC perspectives – if you know of anything that belongs on this list, please share!
Resources are grouped By Category:
- Mental Health
- Restorative Justice
“A network of queer and trans-identified mental health professionals who work primarily in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, two-spirited (LGBTQIA2S) community within Toronto.”
Somatic Experiencing at the Ergos Institute
A naturalistic, and neurobiological, body-oriented approach to healing traumas, and other stress related disorders; restoring the authentic-self with self-regulation, relaxation, wholeness, and aliveness.
Tasha Baily (@REALTALK.THERAPIST)
Follow Tasha Bailey (aka Real Talk Therapist) on Instagram for regular posts and therapy resources to help you grow self-love and healing.
Vanessa Rochelle Lewis (@the.ugly.black.woman)
Follow Vanessa Rochelle Lewis on Instagram, or visit the Reclaim Ugly website for “an intergenerational, multi-racial, LGBTQIA+ and Black-led organization that serves social justice minded communities and centers the voices and needs of people who exist within the following intersections of identity: Black, Indigenous, & Mixed Race People of Color (BIMPOC), Fat/People of Size, LGBTQIA+, and Sick & Disabled People.”
Dr. Jennifer Mullan (@decolonizingtherapy)
Follow Dr. Jennifer Mullan (aka @decolonizingtherapy) on Instagram or visit her website. Her work “rests at the intersections of psychology, somatics, spirit work, and activism through politicized, therapeutic containment.”
Wellnest.ca offers “a diverse range of services, approaches and modalities catered to your needs and preferences. Anti-oppressive and anti-racist. Culturally, spiritually and linguistically appropriate. Racially diverse group of therapists.”
Rahim Thawer (Affective Consulting)
Rahim and the team at Affective Consulting have created up-to-date lists of all queer, trans, and BIPOC mental health service providers offering care through the pandemic. This document is catalogued by style, price, and specialization, to make finding support easier for you. Here’s the .PDF
Trauma & Co. supports people who live with trauma and those who work with trauma (if you work with humans, you work with trauma). Their services are all provided online, and include 1-1 support sessions, community groups, programs and training courses.
“The Black Trans Prayer Book is an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black Trans & Non-Binary people. Often pushed out of Faith spaces and yet still deeply connected to a historical legacy of spiritual essentiality, Black Trans People face unprecedented amounts of spiritual, physical, and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black Trans & Non-Binary people and celebrating our place within faith.”
“Soulforce sabotages Christian Supremacy through radical analysis, spiritual healing and strategic direct action.”
“Being Here, Human created radical, no holds barred, inclusive and honest approach to the taboo subject of grief and loss.” They run grief groups, therapy sessions and programs, grief literacy trainings, and writing workshops for dealing with both death and non-death related grief.
“Reclamation Collective is committed to holding space for folks navigating Religious Trauma and Adverse Religious Experiences, including themes of Religious Trauma, Deconstruction, Deconversion, and Spiritual Abuse. This work is informed by our many partnerships and collaborations with trauma-informed clinicians, community leaders, and activists who validate the wide spectrum of experiences and symptoms that may present following an Adverse Religious Experience.”
Queerology (Matthias Roberts)
“The ladies of Beautiful Chorus sing to stir the joys of our innermost selves. That place of peace, calm, fiery inspiration and love. It guides us on adventures of the spirit, it is always growing, learning, and is the epitome of balance. With both Rhythmic and Resonance Meditations to choose from, you can always find a mood turned song by these ladies. Whether jumping into your day or unwinding at its end; ease into your morning or dance yourself to sleep, Beautiful Chorus has a song for it all.” Follow them on Instagram or listen on YouTube.
“Sex Positive Families provides education and resources that help families raise sexually healthy children using a shame-free, comprehensive, and pleasure-positive approach.”
No White Saviors is “dedicated to disrupting traditional power structures between the Western world and the African continent. We strive to: Disrupt the White Savior Complex (WSC) in international development, aid, and missions.”
Dr. Tracey Marks is a psychiatrist who teaches about mental health, psychiatry, medications, psychedelics, and gives all kinds of super helpful resources. Check out her YouTube channel.
Check your Privilege (with Myisha T)
“Check Your Privilege is a global movement that supports individuals on their journey of becoming actively anti-racist. Through our online co-conspirators lounge, workshops, and events we aim to deepen the awareness of how unconcious bias, and the interlocking systems of domination affect the mental health of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Marginizled Persons of Color. ” Worth adding to your podcast playlist.
A Kids Book About makes “kids books that matter. There are no dragons, silly bears, or cute tales about princesses. Only the challenging, empowering, and important topics that kids experience every day. Kids’ lives are complicated, and our mission is to help kids and their grownups have honest conversations about things that matter.”
Farida D. (Author)
Farida D. is author of “The List of Shit that Made Me a Feminist”, “The List of Shit I Explain to Men”, and more. Follow Farida on Instagram.
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