By Kawon Veazy, Cohort 23 Eco-Hub Fellow and Cohort 22 Alumni
Today I’m here to tell you all about our weekly Wellness Warriors initiative that I host every Monday night!
This initiative was founded by a Corps Member in Cohort 22 named Rosana De Leon as an open space to authentically be yourself while healing generational trauma and reclaiming wellness in black and brown communities. I used to attend every Monday as a Corps Member as it was a beautiful outlet for me during a very hard time in my life. It allowed a safe space for me to reflect and let go of the things affecting me. That’s part of the reason I decided to bring it back for Cohorts 23 and 24 so they can have a private and open discussion on mental health, which is important for communities of color because I feel like a lot of the time we are told sharing how we feel makes us weaker when in actuality, it makes us stronger!
In the meetings we have a curriculum around the chakra system that we use as a jumping-off point to deeper conversations about barriers to opening some of these chakras, and how to move in the right direction for having healthy, balanced chakras. These meetings are very Corps Member dominated in terms of facilitation as we try to have at least one Corps Member volunteer as a guest facilitator for each meeting. I hope to see this space continue far after I’m gone as it’s the perfect start to clearing yourself mentally to prepare for the week of farming that follows.
May Wellness Warriors live forever – thank you for your time!