This BIPoC Self Care Day for Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes is in focus of “Mental Health and WellBeing as BIPoC in Vienna” and is hosted by Parissima and WE DEY!
♥ About the session on the 13th of January:
3pm: arriving, getting to know each other
4pm: doors close for session
!! ♥♥Please send an email if you are planning to take part- drop ins are also welcome but its easier for us to prepare if we know how many want to come for sure! email@example.com
!! ♥♥please be here before 4pm as we will start the session at 4pm sharp
♥ We begin the get-to-gether at the SelfCare Day on the 13th of January with focus on mental health for BIPoC in Vienna. In terms of gender/sexual orientation/etc. we will follow the invitation policy of the SelfCare Day, however the focus will be on racial identity rather than sexual identity (even though we are well aware all forms of identity are interlinked). We plan to sit in a trusting circle with you all and have a conversation about the general feeling of racial identity and inclusion in Vienna as a BIPoC, but also about access to the local mental health sector – what may be missing, what would help us find what we need, who would we go to, to feel understood, etc. We would like to discuss possible futures together!
♥ Possibile futures: Do-it-together format
Depending on the ideas and needs of the group that are discussed during the selfcare day, one possibility would be to organise continuous (perhaps every 2 weeks) group sessions for a group of BIPoC (perhaps 6-10 people per group, that remain the same for a semester for
example) to provide a safe space to discuss mental health topics for PoC, reflect
together, exchange experiences, feel supported, and promote ideas of self love and
care. Or singular events focusing on specific topics such as f.e. depression, anxiety, self care, experiences of racialisation, social media overflow, preparation for the (family) holidays etc.
These events can be offered in german and/or english
♥ About Parissima:
I’m a social scientist with a focused on cultural, racial, physical, political and sexual identity in our life. I studied my BA in Social Anthropology at SOAS, did my MA in Psychoanalytic Studies at the TavistockClinic (both in London), and am now doing my MSc in Clinical Psychology at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna.
My attention to mental stability and the promotion of self love has been present in my training on a theoretic level and within myself on a personal level. My content is a mixture of my professional training from an anthropological and psychological perspective, as well as my own experiences as a mixed race, Austrian PoC trying to bathe myself in self generosity to counteract anxiety and past panic attacks.
This BIPoC Self Care Day for Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes is in focus of “Mental Health and WellBeing as BIPoC in Vienna” and is realised as part of the WE DEY Open Call for proposals.
We aim to create a space of support for and by women*/non-binary/trans*/inter/femmes. A space to connect to each other, to get to know each other better, to work on alliances and future projects. A space that allows us to think and voice our needs and wishes/visions.♥
To our invitation policy:
These events are specifically for Black/Brown/of Color Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes! Please don’t assume anyones gender identity or pronouns – ask everyone for their preferred pronouns.
Cis Men (means men who were assigned male at birth and identify with it) and white people are not invited to our BPoC SelfCare Sundays.
♥ If you want to support WE DEY, please do that by supporting us financially and coming to events which are open to the public ♥
X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.