QWOCMAP is a place for love in the time of crisis.
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CHEER & CHILL:
It is ok to indulge in joy and beauty.
• Check our Voices Lesbian A Cappella group singing a cover of Lullabye. Enjoy the sweetness!
• Check out this QWOCMAP music playlist created just for our 2019 Film Festival. It’s full of LGBTQ+ artists like Chika and Liniker, vocalists like Celia Cruz, and bliss, hip hop, and soul to move you.
Have you seen this floofy cat? This is Bilbo (maybe some relation to the hobbit), a very round “orbuluar, circular rotund, not square” ginger orange boy whose thick cylindrical legs rest on spherical paws. If you listen on low volume, his purrs can calm you and relax you into sleep; if you listen on high he sounds like a mack truck outside your building! In this (virtual) office…we are Bilbo superfans!
• DOG lovers, here’s a music playlist just for you! With such hits as Puppy Dog Bouncin (In the Box) you’ve got some walking outside music to accompany your rambles with your best friend. WOOF!
EMOTIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY:
Liberate is a meditation app created by an Afro-Latinx founder that includes meditations for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, including teachers like Zenju Earthlyn Manuel (creator of the Black Angel cards), Lama Rod Owens and La Sarmiento for LGBTIQ people to “Wake Up Fabulous”, and Pamela Ayo Yetunde on Transgender Solidarity. Liberate also offers a live sit/meditation Tuesdays and Fridays at 12pm EST/9am West Coast peeps.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline created this planning tool specifically for this time of COVID-19.
This gorgeous zine Asian Feminist Antibodies: Care in the Time of Coronavirus
How are you? Are you remembering to take deep breaths?
Are you taking time for yourself? Are you aware of your own needs? Are you connected to what to what makes you feel cared for and safe?
It’s ok to need time to recalibrate when the whole entire world is extra hard. It’s ok to be scared. It’s ok to be incandescantly enraged and glitteringly cranky. It’s ok to be overwhelmed and resourced-out, tired sorting through dozens of links and urgent needs, right now. It’s ok to not be ready to connect to your resilience. It’s ok to feel. It’s ok to cope and recharge in whatever way works for you. It’s ok to need comfort.