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I Am Not A Burden

Musings Monday: I Am Not A Burden

Content Warning: ableism, ED, chronic illness, mental illness Image Description: Black background with stylized yellow stars. In a greyish-white thought bubble are the words “I Am Not A Burden” in yellow. Beside the thought bubble in yellow text is the following: “5 TIPS AGAINST INTERNALIZED ABLEISM”. Below that in white text is “patreon.com/lukayo” and “lukayo.com”. […]

3 Lessons on survivor culture

Musings Monday: 3 Lessons on Survivor Culture

Content warning: discussions on rape culture and sexual abuse Image Description: Four hands are holding each other’s wrists in a square-like shape. Half the hands are dark-skinned, and the other lighter-skinned. In the background is a blurry field of pink flowers and green grass and greyish-blue sky. The text reads: “3 Lessons on Survivor Culture” […]

Musings Monday: My Healing Work

Who do I serve? I generally offer healing for my family, friends, and members that I’m in spiritual groups with. This may change once I become a registered social worker, in that I will only be able to offer “traditional” healing to them and not anything that can be described as social work or counseling. […]

Noah Heart

Musings Monday: Noah Heart

[Image description: There is a photo in a blue frame. In the photo, there is a brown-skinned man with dark hair, glasses, and a long-sleeved shirt who is praying to an angel statue. The blue frame has the words “NOAH HEART” at the top, “DREAMS” to the left, “WISHES” to the right, and “HEALING” at […]

Musings Monday: 4 Suggestions on Supporting the Grief-Stricken

Content Warning: death, grief. For multiply marginalized people, dealing with death in our communities due to institutional violence, mental health crises, war, and chronic/terminal illness is just a reality of our lives. For me, creating grief ceremonies and offering spiritual counsel to the bereaved is part of my healing justice practice. On top of that, […]

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Musings Monday: Nanay Myrna Pula

  Photo taken from the Manila Times: https://www.manilatimes.net/manila-collectible-features-…/…/. Image description: A smiling brown-skinned woman with black hair wearing beaded and hand-stitched regalia. The word “Nanay” means “mother”, and is a kind of honorific when referring to Nanay Myrna Pula. She is a tribal Elder of the T’Boli people, a culture bearer, and storyteller of epics. She […]