Who are we...
The Healers For Liberation Network is a collective of POC healers, therapists, clinicians, social workers, shamans, life coaches, creative arts therapists, elders and more providing services pro bono and/or on a sliding scale cost for black activists and black community organizers within the Movement For Black Lives D.C. Coalition.
Our Mission is to center healing based communities and divests against systemic oppression, capitalist corporations and services created through white supremacy models of healthcare.
Where it all started...
Meet The Co-Creators
Queenlin is a Creative Arts Therapist, Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor, Energy healer and mental health practitioner working in the DC/MD/VA for over 6 years through hospitals, non-profits, mental health centers and community based programming. She is a passionate advocate for accessible mental health services to black, indigenous and POC communities. Along with community organizing, she is the director of community outreach, social media and social activism with the Association of Afrocentric and Indigenous Healers & BAAD DMT Affinity group. Queenlin continues her practice in Washington D.C. through MovU, LLC. where she centers her work in mind-body healing practices and health/wellness consultation. For more information about her, please visit her website at www.letlifemovu.org.
Sabra D. Starnes is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and Washington, DC. She has worked as a clinical social worker in the Washington, DC area, for over 20 years.
She is very knowledgeable on support resources in the DMV, and often provides guidance to those needing immediate support. She is the author of “Unchain my Legacy Anthology” book that talks about her adoption journey growing up in a transracial family in the Midwest. At her private practice, Next Place Therapy, she provides therapy to children, adults and families. Parenting support groups and supervision and training to professionals. For more information about her please visit her website at https://www.facebook.com/nextplacetherapy/
Answering a call for Healing ...
Local organizers began to receive an abundance of calls and requests for resources in healing, therapy and counseling, specifically for those who were experiencing trauma in relation to police brutality (experiencing/witnessing) and grief/loss in the black dc community.
In response to these requests, Sabra Starnes, Queenlin and Black Lives Matter DC Healing House began to develop a healing network that can provide free - pro bono healing services to
black activists and organizers in the Washington D.C. community.
The Healers For Liberation Network makes room for the role of the healer, for the practice of community care, in our work to get free. We strive to uphold our values in mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, ancestral and intergenerational healing through development of healing communities, everyday ritual practice of self-care and learning effective ways to face our internal trauma and external trauma in Black, POC and indigenous communities.