Black Feminist Healing Arts

Ugo Edu
African American Studies
UC Los Angeles

Adeola Oni-Orisan
Family & Community Medicine
UC Davis

reelaviolette botts-ward
UC San Francisco

This working group seeks to demonstrate and provide practical means towards liberatory health through intensive exploration of Black feminist healing arts. We propose a platform for critically engaged interdisciplinary scholarship, experimentation, care, and action promoting Black feminist approaches to health and healing. We bring together scholars, creatives, healers, and activists who engage Black feminist theory in their commitment to transformative justice in health. Drawing from a diverse array of disciplines including Medical Anthropology, Black Studies, Family & Community Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Dance, Education, Medical Humanities, Social Medicine, and Public Health, this community-centered collaborative endeavor aims to develop novel, radical, Black feminist-inspired models of action for responding to inequity and injustice in medicine and healthcare.

Image credit: Superwoman Revealed by Hazel; N.E.W. Deathscapes by Kerby L. Lynch; Abundance by Reanna Norman; Misogynoir by AJ, the One; Untitled by Saba; Restless by Melany Amarikwa (left to right). Curated by reelaviolette botts-ward.