May 2021

The Every Body Spa approaches healing from the perspective that traditional forms of healing like psychiatry and gender-segregated spas have been inaccessible and violent to queer and BIPOC bodies, and that art and somatic methods can provide a way of refashioning queer modes of healing. The project is open to queer-identified individuals and centers trans and BIPOC individuals in the co-creation of new rituals for grief, care, and healing.

Created in collaboration with Leo Alas, The Every Body Spa distributed custom-curated spa kits featuring local Los Angeles healers to 50 QTBIPOC in Los Angeles county in collaboration with community partners such as The Wall Las Memorias, Liberated Arts Collective, Level Ground, and Arts For Healing and Justice Network. Additionally, The Every Body Spa raffled off 2 amazing deluxe spa kits during a public Design Your Dream Genderqueer Spa Extravaganza virtual Gather Town event.

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The Every Body Spa is funded in part by the We Rise LA initiative, the Idea Fund, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Media partners: ONE Archives and Feminist Center for Creative Work.