“Who is dragging this corpse around?” is one of the first zen Buddhist koans I learned. It resonated with me deeply.
This page is to help you learn a bit more about me, and in particular to learn more about my philosophy of society and how that relates to my practice. I will cover gender, race, capitalism, police and prisons, and healing in the form of a “Principles of Practice” in order to provide clients and my community with a basis for discussion and common understanding. I am always happy to discuss these ideas, and they are always shifting!
Who is dragging this corpse?
I am a queer white person of Jewish descent, dedicated to liberation and healing for all beings, and in particular in uplifting and supporting those people who face systematic oppression in our society-black folks, brown folks, immigrants, queer people, women, workers, the poor, and people with disabilities. In my own journey, I have dealt with many types of ill-health in my self and my own family, and my ancestors have experienced complicated interactions with allopathic medicine. This all has influenced my perspective as a practitioner. I have also been an anti-capitalist organizer for many years, and remain dedicated to understanding the world and our relationship to it and one another. I am aware of my privilege as a white person with an advanced education, and am constantly working to confront and end the ways that I may personally participate in silencing people of color healers and revolutionaries, and also the structures within healing communities that further exploitation, colonization, and appropriation of black, brown, and indigenous knowledge. I also hope my own unique path can help others who are seeking healing and a broader perspective on society at large, and am fortunate to have a diverse practice, in which I am constantly developing my competency and knowledge.
If you want to know more, listen to this beautiful podcast by Ben Weber of The Cozy Zone! I talk about my work, political life, and how they intersect, Ben is wonderful and a pleasure to talk to and listen to!
Principles of Practice Coming Soon!
- Police and Prisons
- The Body and “Healing”
- Colonization, Appropriation, and Exploitation