Practicing Health in the Collective of Collectives, Oakland

The Backspace Wellness Collective is a project operating with/in the [ OMNI Oakland Collective ], a collective of collectives committed to creating an urban commons in the Temescal district of Oakland, California. Guided by an ethics of decolonization and of difference, BWC encourages organizations and persons committed to making our city a more just, livable place to care for themselves and go about their work in a sustainable way.

I come to this project as a socially engaged artist and as a nature engaged herbalist with a focus on the connections between interpersonal relationships, wellness and abundance of resources. Inherent in this practice are activities that recognize wellness as it exists outside of an individual/ atomic framework.

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