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Oct 24 EVENT: Body Rites

Oct 24 EVENT: Body Rites

Dr. Shena Young + Kai Hazelwood

Reparations Club
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WHO & WHAT:  An IRL EVENT with body-centered psychologist and healer, Dr. Shena Young, as we celebrate and share her debut title, Body Rites, that is anchored in the practice of decolonizing healing and reclaiming body sovereignty. Dr. Shena will be joined by transdisciplinary artist, educator, event producer, and public speaker, Kai Hazelwood.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 @ 7pm PST (doors @ 6:30pm)

WHERE: In-Person at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016)

HEALTH & SAFETY: For your safety, we ask that you please wear a face covering while indoors for our events.


HOW: Reserve an IRL ticket from the drop down below:

• IRL TICKET W/ SIGNED BOOK: This ticket guarantees a seat including a SIGNED book copy available for pick up at the event. Select 'Local Pickup' at checkout to waive shipping.

• FREE *RSVP*: IRL Event entry based on capacity. Limited Signed copies will be available for purchase during the event. Due to our limited capacity, please only RSVP if you plan to attend.

• SIGNED BOOK ONLY: Can't make it IRL but want a signed copy? We'll ship it to you after the event!

      Please email us if you have any additional needs, questions, or accessibility concerns.


      dr shena j young (she/her) is a licensed body centered psychologist–healer, artist, and Iyalorisa of Osun and Obatala in the Isese tradition of Ifa. affectionately known as dr shena, she intimately works with folks of the global majority, anchored in the pillars of remembrance, sovereignty, authenticity, intuition, and self-determination. she holds space internationally for individuals, couples, groups, and organizations committed to the ritual of calling themselves back into their bodies as a freedom practice. she owns a private practice, embodied truth healing & psychological services, rooted in Los Angeles, CA where she offers mind–body–heart–spirit care in healing from sexual, racial, intergenerational, and ancestral traumas. in community, she intuitively designs holistic moments of healing that embrace the whole person and beloved communities as they are. 

      her approach to healing divests from the westernized blueprint, as it traverses the body, land-based approaches + connection with nature, and indigenous wisdoms + African spiritual traditions as the medicine. healing with dr shena is a visceral experience that evokes and people trust her, because in space with her they remember how to trust themselves. 

      dr shena’s voice has been featured in Bustle, Huffington Post, Lily by The Washington Post, Therapy for Black Girls, and she has been trusted to care + consult for The Body A Home for Love, Black Girl in OM, Loveland Foundation, and metoo movement communities amongst many. @embodiedtruthhealing 


      Kai Hazelwood is a transdisciplinary artist, educator, event producer, and public speaker raising the profile of bi+/queer and BIPOC community issues through art projects, community events, writing and public speaking.

      Kai is co-founder and a lead facilitator of Practice Progress, a consultancy addressing structural, professional, and interpersonal white supremacy through body based learning. She is currently a lecturer in the dance department at Chapman University teaching Modern technique through an anti-racist framework. Kai is also the founder and artistic director of Good Trouble Makers, a practice driven arts collaborative celebrating plural-sexual/bi+ identities and centering BIPOC. Kai was a 2022 Lincoln City Fellow supported by the Speranza Foundation, and currently the Executive Director of Pieter Performance Space. Kai is a 2023-2024  California Arts Council Creative Corps Fellow and she travels between Los Angeles and Amsterdam NL to continue her work unraveling embodied white supremacy in Dance as an artistic research fellow at DAS Graduate School.



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