Decolonising our Bodies and Health
With Casa Kuà
This workshop is held by members of Casa Kuà, a Kreuzberg-based trans* and non-binary BIPOC Health Center. Participants will be invited to discuss decolonial approaches to health and wellbeing.
- In English
What is the relationship between health, wellbeing and healing? Casa Kuà sees health as being about more than individual bodies. It is about communities. So how can we care for both ourselves and one another? Illness can be caused by many factors, including economic conditions, systemic discrimination, exclusion and isolation. This workshop will trace some of the ways in which Western medicine and colonialism has historically dominated and erased traditional systems of medicine, examining messages about health and wellness.
Marlize Andre is a feminist, Black, Transgender political activist with a focus on trans* rights, BIPOC rights and African Culture, she’s a student and a woman who grew up in Kenya and South Africa.
Tzoa is a gender non-conforming POC of mixed heritage, a founding member of Casa Kuà, a community organiser and a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.