SelfCare Tip: Take a deep breath through your nose (fill up your chest) followed by a longer exhale out your mouth making a the sound of a sigh.
The SelfCare After Series presents Self Care After a Fuhk Boi : a book of prose, poems and selfcare tips. The tips are collected from women across cultures.
Emotional justice is the creation and work of Esther Armah; she has been doing this work for almost 10 years in connection with Black liberation, and we build off of her work.
Raven Cras is a creative from Denver, CO with a community organizing track record based in Denver, Atlanta and New York. She's a Spelman College Graduate with a BA in English/ Film Visual Culture and French.
- Program Coordinator \ Facilitator: Five year professional facilitation experience ranging from corporate marketing events, community and non-profit teach-ins to being a middle & high school instructor.
- Her work can be vouched for by these non profits: Ali Forney Center, Schaumburg Center, The Center for Anti Violence, BYP100 and YWCA.
- Power and privilege training for LGBTQ homeless youth workers,
- Intersectional identities in Black queer spaces
- Social and emotional learning amongst teens
- Policy change regarding the Fight for $15 livable wage and economic justice campaign
- Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) ACT
- Ending predatory policing with Communities United for police Reform,
- Healthy relationships and wellness infused workshops through a race/gender/humanitarian lens.
- Writer and poet: recently nominated for the Colorado Association of Black Journalist (CABJ) Scribe in Excellence Award 2017 for her piece on the need for emotional justice in social justice frameworks published by Huffington Post. Most popular for her comparative personal narrative style of writing
- Community Organizer: a life long commitment with the past 2 years (2015-2017) of direct action and community engagement organizing with BYP100 (serving as membership co-chair), The Audre Lorde Project, TransJustice, Black Women's BluePrint, BAJI and many orgs in NY. She boldly lead a project called Our Streets | Our Bodies | Our Voices. An artistic community engagement in Brownsville, Brooklyn and Central, Harlem that highlighted the narratives of Black women, Trans, GNC and other marginalized identities in Black communities as they shared their views on community over policing, experiences with police harassment and their visions of what safety looks like.