In the past few months, over 150 community members received free holistic healing thanks to the Small Steps Healing Project, part of We Got Us. Boston Acupuncture Project had the opportunity to contribute to this work.
What is We Got Us? From their website: “The We Got Us Empowerment Project is a Boston-based collective of Black community members, health professional students, and allies dedicated to empowering our communities with education about medical racism, COVID-19, and the vaccine. We also seek to promote public health and to influence policy in order to help keep our communities safe and healthy.”
The Small Steps Healing Project, a community-based collaborative, aims to “increase access to acupuncture and holistic healing for the historically marginalized populations in Boston and beyond.” Harvard medical student Eana Meng named the project after Dr. Tolbert Small, physician to the Black Panthers and one of the first American doctors to practice acupuncture.
Eana and other Small Steps Healing Project volunteers organized eight pop up clinics around Boston, providing acupuncture, reiki, sound healing, and more – all free for the community.
Learning and Celebrating
This past Saturday, October 22, 2022, Eana arranged for Dr. Small to fly out and speak in Dorchester. We learned more about Dr. Small’s trail-blazing life and work as a Black physician and activist. It was wonderful to be there and an honor to meet Dr. Small.
Healers from around Boston
Check out the work of some of the other healers participating in the Small Steps Healing Project:
- Nicole Brown, L.Ac., Inner Sage Acupuncture
- Rana Hamdan, L.Ac., Resonance Acupuncture
- Gerilyn Hughes, L.Ac., Blue Willow Acupuncture
- Dr. Angela Jamal, D.Ac.
- Golda and Cornelie Jean-Charles, I Love Me Reiki
- Lawanda Monique, Pharaoh Essentials Sound Healing
- Lani Wang, L.Ac., Serene Earth Acupuncture
Click arrow to see more photos. Photos 1-5 courtesy of Elizabeth Ropp, L.Ac. Final group photo courtesy of the Small Steps Healing Project.