Why so Hype? Hype can mean something is a fake exaggeration OR it can mean hella excited encouragement. There’s a lot of exaggerated hype out there about the next healing solution. In The Healing Hype, I’ll really focus on the hype we need to heal from trauma and oppression, especially if you’re struggling on the margins.
There’s a lot of woo woo out there that I love and don’t love. I love the woo woo that empowers those who are the most oppressed while acknowledging the beauty in the shadows and the light. The woo woo I don’t love doesn’t even consider systemic injustice and thinks love and light will save the world, ignoring the material and social inequities. The Healing Hype into the woo woo I love.
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You’ve experienced trauma and need strategies to move through it.
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ALSO, I identify a cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, South Asian American upper-caste divorced Hindu woman, and I bring these positionalities into this space. I will always evaluate, re-evaluate, repair, and restore what I can. If something bothers you and you have the capacity, please let me know.
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All the love,