“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,
it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
- Audre Lord
How do we nourish ourselves, re-generate and re-orient towards the joy of living our true lives, in a world that continues to deny our existence and revolt against our brilliance?
We invite you to co-create and cultivate belonging with us and each other, in order to replenish our collective batteries and nourish ourselves so we can continue to do the important work that we're being called to do – as individuals, teams, organizations and planetary community.
This workshop is designed as a space to safely recognize the emotions present in our bodies, calm our nervous systems, learn tools to set boundaries for our mental and emotional energy, and invite self-compassion and affirmation of our varied identities. You will walk away with practical tools to continue growing your power and joy in your daily life.
Bring your whole self
Feel heard & seen
Calm your systems
Live moments of joy
Develop skillful strategies
• Every first Thursday of the month, from 5-7pm CEST
• 2h interactive online workshop sessions
• Maximum of 12 participants per session
• Varying focus topics & facilitators
• Exclusive access for individuals self-identifying as queer, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and/or Black, Indigenous or Person of Color (BIPoC)*
Join us for a single session, or come back every time.
Spots in the workshop are limited to 12 and offered on a first-come-first serve basis.
Upcoming dates in 2021:
• September 2nd
• October 7th
• November 4th
• December 2nd
If we see that the demand is consistently greater than what we are able to offer, we will adapt the format and offer in co-creation with the community of participants and interested individuals.
Since the need is high and the time is now, we have decided to prioritize getting started rather than “getting it perfect”. This, of course, means that we will make mistakes along the way. We welcome your feedback in an effort to create a community offering that is accessible and of value to everyone.
Our intention is to create a space where people who are facing discrimination on a daily basis can find support in community. We are selfishly creating a space that we dearly wish for ourselves as queer, trans and non-binary facilitators, and are currently missing in the training landscape.
As a training & consulting company, we are also aware that many of the current work being done in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space often are focused on the upskilling of folx in the dominant culture – while underrepresented and marginalized individuals are asked to be patient or even be an (unpaid) part in educating their peers on their experience.
We think it’s time to interrupt that trend.
We are committed to ensuring that financial means are not a barrier to access this resource. Therefore, the course is offered for free for attendees and funded by kind sponsorship from clients and organizations wanting to do more and to offer support. If you would like to sponsor a number of seats - either for underrepresented individuals in your organization, or to the larger community without restriction - please get in touch.
Fra* is a neuroscientist turned social entrepreneur, actively co-creating a (working) world that allows every human to feel that they belong, their voice matters and their being is valued.
Through their background in cognitive neuroscience, philosophy and embodiment, as well as lived experience as queer, trans non-binary human, Fra* brings deep expertise and a unique perspective to every space they co-create. Their evidence-based, experiential & empathic approach has inspired sustainable change in teams and organizations across the globe.
Fra* is also a practitioner of mindfulness & the ethics of engaged buddhism in the lineage of Thích Nhất Hạnh, a vegan foodie and entirely obsessed with finding the perfect GIFs to express themself, with sprinkles of silliness and joy.
With a background in math and computer science Lux has been freelancing as IT consultant for many years. Coming from their lived experience as queer non-binary being they decided to dedicate time to work towards a more just and healthier living and work environment. Combining their personal experience in facilitating safe spaces with their professional consulting skills Lux is part of a team of trainers building a culture of inclusiveness & belonging at work.
Lux spends lots of time discovering the diversity of people and spaces all around the world in person and second hand. During Berlin nights Lux is a passionate karaoke star and loves hanging out at queer-ballroom events.
Working with Fra was an inspiring and extraordinary experience.
Their ability to convey the important key messages in an empathic, authentic and yet evidence based manner allowed teams to experience workshops that were informative and eye-opening at the same time. Moreover, their authenticity creates an environment that allows honest self reflection and vulnerability, even in group settings. The workshops with Fra had a lasting effect on teams and left them with enough food for future thoughts and ongoing improvements.
Fra organized a day on "Mindful Communication" for our participants as part of our New Work Professional training. It was a wonderful session with a good mix of content input, concrete exercises and a lot of (experiential) exchange. What we particularly liked was Fras' clearly perceptible mindfulness in contact with the participants, their concerns and topics. Thank you for that!
Fra is one of a kind! They have the rare talent to convey complex state-of-the-art content in a very engaging, easy to relate to and compelling manner. Fra inspires deep insight, triggers aha-moments and invites and enables people to not only acknowledge but deal with emotions and feelings in a playful, useful and scientifically founded way.
Those who are descended (through one or more parents) from anywhere in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Indigenous peoples of Australasia, the Americas, the Caribbean, Indian Pacific, and Roma, Sinti (and) Travellers and people of mixed ancestry/origin. This definition is based on experiences and it reflects our realities in a European context. It is a work in progress and is vulnerable to critique.
We welcome your feedback and comments and are committed to updating this definition in co-creation with affected communities.