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hive mind update vol. 22
Hey y'all,

The TESTIFY anniversary tour may be winding down this month, but it's ending with a bang 💥 Scroll down for up-to-date show deets and Hive Soul Yoga happenings.

More soon,

Shauna Barbosa + Simone John
at Porter Square Books

(Tomorrow!)  📚


Wednesday, September 19, 7pm | Porter Square Books | 25 White Street

Remember Shauna from last April's Peep This Poet section? We're linking up with Arielle Gray tomorrow for an reading & discussion at Porter Square Books. Read up on Shauna here, then head to facebook for deets.  (**Please note the date change from the original tour graphic.)

[More] Upcoming Events 🗓✨
AKA: We Stay Doing the Absolute Most 😅

Yoga for Youth Workers: a YDI Fundraiser

Saturday, September 22, 1pm | 4 Corners Yoga and Wellness | 336 Washington St., Dorchester
The Yoga Diversity Initiative invites YOU to it’s fall fundraising class at 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness! This class is for the folks who do the vital work of supporting young people in our city. Young people-- particularly youth of color--face innumerable challenges every day, from food and housing insecurity to community violence and systemic racism. The streetworkers, mentors, counselors, and educators who support our young people play a critical role in changing the odds for underserved youth. But we also know these roles are prone to burn out. Many people who work in these professions leave the field within 2-3 years. So we’re having a class to celebrate and help sustain the people who support our youth every day.

Details here!
Closing Celebration: We Wanted a Revolution

Thursday, September 27, 5pm | Institute of Contemporary Art | 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston 
To mark the closing of the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, come together for an evening of art, music, movement, and conversation at the Institute of Contemporary Art.Facing resistance in their time, many women involved in We Wanted a Revolution emphasized the necessity of integrating self-care into their daily routines. This idea—summed up by Audre Lorde’s 1988 statement, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare”—inspires short sessions of yoga poses, meditation, and mindful movement led by Melissa Alexis of Cultural Fabric and Chanelle John of Hive Soul Yoga. 
Details here

THRIVE: A Show and a Celebration of QTBIPOC

Friday, September 28, 6pm | Harriet Tubman Gallery at USES | 566 Columbus Ave, Boston

You're invited to the opening reception of Thrive: A Show and Celebration! Presented by Simone John and Unbound Bodies Collective, Thrive showcases visual art and an evening of poetry celebrating QTPOC survival, diasporic spirituality, and joy. Free refreshments while supplies last.

This event is possible thanks to the following sponsors: United South End Settlements (USES), Boston Arts and Culture's Opportunity Fund, and Fenway Health

Are you interested in volunteering to support this event? Activities including installing work, deinstalling work, and managing specific projects during the event. For details re: time commitments and tasks, e-mail:
Event details here

Stinging Nettles Brujxs Healing Collective Launch Event 

Saturday, September 29, 1pm | Fowler Clark Epstein Farm | 487 Norfolk St, Mattapan

We’re hype to introduce you to the Stinging Nettles Brujx Collective, of which HSY founder Chanelle John is a member. They’ve been out here working hard this summer, strategizing ways to bring healing practices to the hood. They’re having their first event next month + you’re invited! Come thru for:
✨energy work
✨mental health + mindfulness practices
✨healthy cooking demos
✨community arts
✨herbal lore + more! 

In this challenging political moment, this event is a chance for POC to reconnect to ourselves, our communities + the ancestral practices that have fortified us for generations. Hope to see some of our HSY fam in the building! 
Details here
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