Holistic Security is a strategy manual to help human rights defenders maintain their well-being in action. The holistic approach integrates self-care, well-being, digital security, and information security.
The manual is designed to guide a process of establishing or improving security strategies for individuals, collectives or organisations.
Different practices to advance collective wellbeing.
“In the absence of systems that care for us all, mutual and community care are critical pathways to our collective wellbeing. In striving for wellness, we must expand our vision from ME to WE.
But how do we become well in an unwell world? How do we become connected in a culture ruled by separation?
We get there by doing it together. Wellness is a collective practice that requires resistance, resilience and the reimagining of the beautiful and healthy world that we are worthy of.”
“This is Yoga & Reggaeton. Spiritual activism and intense perreo. To decolonize bodies and to challenge binaries. It is a movement practice created by Maque Pereyra that works at physical, emotional, mental & spiritual levels. Through a series of exercises it gathers yoga asanas and spiritual principles, andean spirituality, fitness and guided meditation exercises and perreo.”
This audio recording for the Somatics Toolkit shares a practice created by Nicole Bindler that explores the development of the gonads, which are embryonic, unsexed ovaries, testis, or nonbinary variations. Through sensing or imagining our undifferentiated embryonic origins, and potential variations in our adult bodies, we can explore an underlying biological explanation for sex and gender fluidity, broaden and complexify our understanding of human sex and gender expression, and repattern any fixed, binary notions of sex and gender that we hold in our bodies or minds.
This podcast is for all of us queerly bodied people. Sometimes it feels like there is a constricting demand on our bodies, that we must look or feel or experience pleasure in a certain way.
An article discussing protest if you are chronically ill or unable to be in the streets for other reasons.
Mia Mingus’ 2011 essay coining and describing the term access intimacy “Access intimacy is that elusive, hard to describe feeling when someone else “gets” your access needs.”
Zine about self and collective care
Article on the “need to move the self-care conversation into community care”
Decolonizing latinx health, reclaiming traditional healing