This is just the beginning of a large resource list. Some pieces I love dearly and use often

and some have bits and pieces that have felt supportive. 

 

Herbalism:

We are the Sum of Our Ancestors: Decolonizing Herbalism // Toi Scott

Dark Medicines: On Seeing Patients with "Bad Habits" // Dave Meesters

On Flying Ointments as Medicine // Sarah Anne Lawless

Healing Through the Veil: Field Notes on Psychedelic First Aid // Sean Donahue

Poison Path Reading List // Sarah Anne Lawless

In & Out of Time: An Interview with Dori Midnight // Gina Badger

Two Healers on Preparing for the Trump Era // Interview by Jenny Marks

Winter Reverie and Rant (and why its a good time for Hawthorn) // Jane Kent

The Trouble With Normal // Sean Donahue

Living Medicine: On Plant Intelligence, Natural Healing, And The Trouble With Pharmaceuticals // Stephen Harrod Buhner

Quick Notes of Grief & Fear // Sean Donahue

Herbal Healing for PTSD & Emotional Trauma // Excerpt of Recording by Sean Donahue [Recording]

Herbs to Break Habits: Herbal Support for Addiction Withdrawl // The Happy Herb Company

10 Cheap or Free Self-Care Ideas to Stop Feeling Like Crap // Fellow Farm Workers Farm Apothecary (a note that there is an assumption that "walking is available to most people" which I want to push back on and honor the many ways people can and do move or don't move due to disability and more)

 

Self & Community Care and Healing Work:

the courage to heal: even thinking we can access “healing” is a big courageous act as oppressed people sometimes // Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Where Does a Healer's Anger GO?: Beyond Love and Light // Asali of Little Red Tarot

Shadow Work is Active // Woolgathering & Wildcrafting

Psychedelics & Sexual Healing: A Talk with Dee Dee Goldpaugh // Leia Friedman of psymposia

The Uses of Negativity: Survival and Coping Strategies for Those of Us Who Are Exasperated by the Empty Promise of “It” Getting “Better” // emi koyama

Reclaiming Victim & Embracing Unhealthy Coping // emi koyama [Slideshow]

Self As Other Zine // Corina Dross

Breathwork + Anxiety // Hello Giggles

"Hurry Up and Heal": Pain, Productivity and the Inadequacy of 'Victim & Survivor' // Dana Bolger

Please Don’t Tell Me “I’m in a Safe Place” // Jamie Marich, Ph.D.

Death Work // Roxanne Baker and Saralee Gallien in Mask Magazine

Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism Into Sacred Activism: An Open Letter To Spiritual White Folks // Virginia Rosenberg

The Commodification of Self Care and The Terrible Art of Relentless Self Love // Take Care Herbals

How We Heal From Sexual Violence Against The Queer Community // Jennifer Patterson, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Ida Hammer, Jen LaBarbera and Keiko Lane

Touch One Another // Reina Gossett & Grace Dunham

Spiritual Bypassing // Ingrid Mathieu Ph.D.

The Return of the Pleasure Activist // Adrienne Maree Brown

suicidal ideation 2.0, queer community leadership, and staying alive anyway: part one of a work in progress // Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

“Positive Attitude” Bullshit: On the dangers of “radical self-love” // Chloe King

Psychedelics & Sexual Healing: A Talk with Dee Dee Goldpaugh // Interview by Leia Friedman

Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice // Worts & Cunning Apothecary

 

Trauma & Anti-Violence Work:

Decolonizing Trauma // Andrea Smith

Writings About Complex Trauma // The Crazy Herbalist, Kirsten Hale

Truth is a Fire I Could Not Hold // Deb Rox

Intergenerational Trauma // Highlights from Panel with Agustina Vidal (The Icarus Project), Cara Page (Audre Lorde Project, Kindred Southern Healing Justice), Julia Bennett (Harriet's Apothecary, Third Root Community Health Center), and Jes Kelley (Dismantling Racism Works) [Video]

Rape Culture Syllabus // Laura Ciolkowski

Self-Determination and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women Living with HIV // Keiko Lane

Shame and the Kinship of Sexual Violence //Third Eye Collective

 

Art & Writing as Healing Practices:

Painting a Body of Loss and Love in the Proximity of an Aesthetic // Chris Abani

Cunts & Catastrophes: Trauma Play and Writing // Amber Dawn

Somatic Poetics // Thom Donovan

 

Social Justice Work:

The Healing Power in Owning Our Privileges // Dom Chatterjee

Trans Women Shouldn’t Have To Constantly Defend Their Own Womanhood // Morgan M. Page

A Note to White Feminists Following Alton Sterling & Philando Castile's Deaths // Reina Gattuso

Fugitive Flesh: Gender Self-Determination, Queer Abolition, and Trans Resistance // Eric A. Stanley

Ten Lessons for Creating Safety Without Police // Tasha Amezcua, Ejeris Dixon and Che J. Rene Long

7 Questions for Ernest Allies // Siobhan's Mirror

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing The Ally Industrial Complex // Indigenous Action Media

What Does a Woman’s Body Possess that Makes it a Woman’s Body? // Gus Allis