Cara Page is a Black Queer Feminist cultural/memory worker, curator, and organizer. For the past 30+ years, she has organized with Black, Indigenous and People of Color, Queer/Trans/Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Intersex/Gender Non-Conforming liberation movements in the US & Global South at the intersections of racial, gender & economic justice, reproductive justice, healing justice and transformative justice. She is leading a new project, Changing Frequencies, a Black Queer Feminist led, abolitionist organizing project that designs cultural memory work to disrupt the harms & experimentation of the Medical Industrial Complex. She is also co-founder of the Healing Histories Project, Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective and former Executive Director of the Audre Lorde Project. She is co-author and editor of Healing Justice Lineages: Dreaming at the Crossroads of Liberation, Collective Care & Safety. You can find her at carapage.co and on IG: @changingfrequencies
Susan Raffo (she/her) is a writer, cultural worker and bodyworker living in Mnisota Makoce, in the city of Minneapolis. Her interest is in looking at all of the layers of resourcing needed to support community and movements, from support for individual and collective bodies shaped by generational trauma and supremacy to support for infrastructures that are grounded in dignity, care and generational vision. In addition to the Healing Histories Project, Raffo is a core group member of REP, a Black-led network showing up to support others in moments of crisis or urgency, with care and respect for the full dignity and autonomy of those in crisis. Raffo is the author of Queerly Classed (1997), Restricted Access (1999), and Liberated to the Bone (AK Press: 2022). You can find her at www.susanraffo.com.
Yordanose Solomone or YORDI (she/they) is a black organizer, storyteller, & archivist living in Minneapolis who transplanted from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She grew up in a multi generational diaspora household that tended around community care even before she was adolescent. She has been organizing and co-creating political education, trainings & experiential learning to facilitate engagements that advance Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color specifically in the work of community safety, environmental justice, & food system. Her cultural work centers storytelling, dance, and utilizing media as a way to archive African Diaspora people’s experiences in both the global south and the west. Previously Yordi served as the director of community engagement at Metro Blooms, as council member for In Heart of the Beast, board member at Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa, as well as a long time Project Manager for local collective Relationships Evolving Possibilities.
Sara Yinling Post (she/her) is an organizer, writer and nurse living on the Olympic Peninsula. She works in a rural emergency department and at an international health clinic, but is most inspired by her collective work as a street medic promoting abolitionist models of care. She can be found combing bookshelves and low tides for new perspectives, which she delights in sharing with her friends.
Ogechukwu Okeke (they/them) is currently living on Tongva lands; they grew up in the inland empire, CA, on the lands of the Payómkawichum. Throughout their young adult years, they’ve been integrally shaped by their experiences organizing with pan-African, Black feminist, and queer and trans community groups. They write speculative fiction short stories, zines, and plays to move to the edge of fear and invite scenes of liberatory (near) futures. During sweet slow afternoons, they create ceramic pieces inspired by their peoples traditional art of hand carved wooden masks. On any given afternoon, you can find them talking to their neighbors about the local happenings of the day.
Luce Capco Lincoln (he/they/siya) is currently located on lenapehoking, and brings many years of experience as a cultural worker, filmmaker, political educator and media nerd to Healing Histories Project. Most recently, Luce spent 8 years at Global Action Project working to create social justice films and popular education curriculum to uplift and organize trans, non-binary, queer, immigrant youth and young adults. When not thinking about timelines as a movement tool, Luce collaborates with BIPOC artists to create work that highlights intersectional solidarity, community resilience and a liberated future for all. Luce is co-founding member of Shadow Work Media and loves to make experimental films.
Rachel Cotterman (they/them) works at the intersection of healing arts, popular education, memory work, and collective liberation. They have been honored to participate in a range of transformative collaborations over the years, including organizing convenings at The Stone House, a former social change retreat and training center in central NC, providing facilitation for groups of white folks confronting internalized racism and moving into solidarity work, and supporting LGBTQ+ youth as the coordinator of the Queer Resource Center at Warren Wilson College. Rachel has an MA in Social and Cultural Geography from UNC-CH, where they coordinated an oral history project about rural roads and racial segregation for the Southern Oral History Program. They support people in their community with a range of politicized somatic healing modalities, and are completing study as a practitioner of a holistic health system, Polarity Therapy.
tae min suh (they/them) currently resides on Lenapehoking territory and is deeply interested in building out their practices of care, safety, and healing with their loved ones. they teach martial arts and self-defense to queer/trans folks; play pungmul – a drumming practice indigenous to Corea; are exploring herbal medicine and other forms of body work; and organize with community groups rooted in anti-violence, abolition, healing justice, queer/trans liberation and advocacy, and more.