Stories, thoughts, and resources after the loss of a pregnancy or child
Created for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day | 2017
November Possibilities Meeting
In November we'll be talking about queerness and physical self-care.
Our November meeting will be on November 21, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Loft 112. There will possibly be snacks (though I am literally the worst at remembering them), conversation, and, most importantly, community.
We also have a set time, date, and location for our next six months of Possibilities events - you'll find us on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30, at Loft 112. There is a small fee associated with renting this space, and you can support the event by either donating at the event or becoming a Patreon supporter.
We have a new focus on self-care and self-storying for the b+ community (bisexual, pansexual, and asexual, with an intentional focus on trans inclusion), and a new framework for sustainability (you can now support this work by backing the Patreon at www.patreon.com/sostarselfcare).
There is no cost to attend.
This is an intentionally queer, feminist, anti-oppressive space. The discussion will be open, as they always were, to all genders and orientations, as well as all abilities, educational levels, classes, body types, ethnicities - basically, if you're a person, you're welcome!
It is important to note that Possibilities Calgary is a community discussion group and not a dating group.... See MoreSee Less
Self-Care Salon: Narratives of Self-Care
Welcome to the Self-Care Salon!
Each month, we'll meet for tea and snacks and discussion - an opportunity to take a deep dive into a specific self-care topic, with space for your questions and insights.
Each self-care salon will include a short presentation by a community expert - someone who can speak from their own experience about a self-care related topic. "Expertise" in this context is a broad and inclusive word, not limited to folks with letters after their names or professional designations, and recognizing the expertise that we each gain over the course of our lives. If you're interested in presenting, get in touch!
For our inaugural Self-Care Salon we'll be talking about "narratives of self-care" - what the common perception of self-care is, how it's discussed in mainstream culture and in activist circles, how marginalized communities can practice self-care and what our stories of self-care include, and what narratives of self-care we'd like to see more often.
Following the presentation by Tiffany Sostar, we'll have an hour for discussion, including any questions you have about the topic (or about other self-care topics), and then time to chat, network, and work on our self-care plans. Each month you'll get a resource pack with worksheets, suggestions for further reading, and a self-care plan for you to fill out for the coming month.
These workshops are intended to be as accessible as possible. The space is wheelchair accessible (through the back door), with a separate space for folks who are experiencing sensory overwhelm to chill out, and gluten-free and vegan snack options.
The cost for the workshop is $50 or pay-what-you-want. Nobody will be turned away for financial reasons. The first two workshops will be offered at a discount, because the holiday season is often a time of financial strain even for those of us who are not dealing with economic insecurity.
Sustainable and ethical self-care is not possible without intentional and compassionate community care, and the Indigenous communities whose land we live on are often forgotten. These workshops take place on Treaty 7 land, and the traditional territories of the Blackfoot, Siksika, Piikuni, Kainai, Tsuutina, and Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. This land is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
10% of the proceeds from the December workshop will be given to the Awo Taan Healing Lodge. www.awotaan.org/... See MoreSee Less
Queer Christmas in Cowtown Launch & Readings
YYC Queer Writers present our first winter holiday anthology, Queer Christmas in Cowtown! Come celebrate the launch, listen to fab queer author readings, and support an indie book store and Camp fYrefly as you do your Christmas shopping. (All profits from the book go to Camp fYrefly.)... See MoreSee Less