Black Healing T.O was founded by anti-oppressive social worker Melissa Taylor. Proceeds from the merchandise will go towards subsiding therapy and other healing practices for Afro-Indigenous and Black residents of Ontario.
When you donate towards Black Healing T.O., you are investing in your community, not just Black communities. Communities of children, parents, neighbours, healers, elders, and much more. When Black communities are well, you are well. We cannot heal without collective care, and community care includes you. Black liberation is interconnected.
Love, Melissa and our Ancestors
"Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect."
The "Dish", or sometimes it is called the "Bowl", represents what is now southern Ontario, from the Great Lakes to Quebec and from Lake Simcoe into the United States. *We all eat out of the Dish, all of us that share this territory, with only one spoon. That means we have to share the responsibility of ensuring the dish is never empty, which includes taking care of the land and the creatures we share it with. Importantly, there are no knives at the table, representing that we must keep the peace. The dish is graphically represented by the wampum pictured above.
You are making a difference
We have raised $7350.00 with only $72, 650 to go to provide psychotherapy for 20 individuals, couples, and/or family. Spread the word, community care will liberate us all.