Home Skills explores a small corner of the kitchen arts, house cleaning, space creation, and home remedies for common ailments. Homebodies are invited to leave the house for a wild night out learning about how to appreciate our access to the human right of housing. We’ll discuss techniques to facilitate feelings of safety, freshness, and intentionality in your home. There will be instructions for disability-affirming cleaning practices and herbal housekeeping. We will deepen our toolkit for responding to colds and depletion from the stresses of the world, receive recipes, and make a protective potion to keep your personal space clear and nurturing. Plants are woven through every aspect of this lesson!
Invitational Note from the teacher: Home Skills is one class in a series of six classes called Herbal Support for Feminized Labor. These workshops are an invisibly-disabled white femme clinical herbalist’s approach to bringing magic and medicine into historically feminized and often unwaged work. I come from a queer experience and want to acknowledge the legacy of countless brilliant ancestor femmes who have created the possibility of these workshops. I will do everything I can to facilitate safety for marginalized femmes who attend these classes. I would be appreciative of feedback in preparation for any of these classes to help meet your access needs. However, this is not an exclusive or separatist space. I welcome participants of all identities who hold a heart’s stake in doing/understanding this kind of work. Join us for one workshop or the entire series!
Class Fee: Each class in this series is available on a sliding scale from $30-70 per participant and there will be a limited number of full scholarships for BIPOC/trans/disabled/working class femmes. If you do not hold any/all of those identities, you are strongly encouraged to pay at the top of the scale to fund these scholarships. Donations toward the scholarships are also welcome, regardless if you would like to register for a class. If you are interested in attending the entire series of 6 classes (a value of $180 minimum), you can register for a discounted rate of $150. Bear in mind that each one of these classes has a take-home herbal medicine along with 2.5 hours of activities and information-sharing. Please reach out if you have any questions about this system!