Curated by Alie Jones and Toshia Christal, Unbound Roots challenges the self-care industry by expanding discussions around Black wellness practices rooted in mental, spirituality and community care. Unbound Roots transcend through acceptance, pleasure, and liberation providing a safe space that encourages individual awareness, generational healing, and high vibratory engagements.
This multidisciplinary exhibition affirms that healing practices are grounded in ancestral lineages, nature, and meaningful relationships that challenge dominant narratives and commodification of “wellness”. By evoking the metaphor of the tree to explore intergenerational healing, Unbound Roots holds space for Black community members who have been conditioned to believe that healing was not for them.
Unbound Roots: A Paradigm for Intentional Healing
SOMArts Cultural Center is located on 934 Brannan Street. The main entrance can be found down the driveway, which is wheelchair accessible, however, the pavement is uneven. SOMArts Cultural Center is a low scent environment, service animals are welcome.
Adrina Fanore & Davis Northern
Cori Nicole Pillows
Damon A. Powell
Queens D. Light
shah noor hussein
Image credit: Adrina Fanore, Astral, film. image courtesy of the artist.
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