Transgender Community Healing Project

Bloom works to create low-cost and free access to healers and service providers to holistically heal our community from everyday violence and trauma.
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Vision

We envision and work towards a world where trans, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people thrive in all realms of their lives - emotionally, socially, economically, professionally, and spiritually.

Core Values

Love & Liberation

Love is our foundation and our core ethic for liberation.

We practice love for ourselves, each other, and our communities.To heal and thrive collectively, we recognize the need to invest in our own personal healing and that of our community - spiritually, emotionally, physically, and economically. As a practice of love, we integrate capacity checks and altar ceremonies to honor our unique journeys, self-actualizations, and ancestors.

Community-Rooted

Bloom is a volunteer collective by and for trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people. We believe in our communities’ wisdom to educate, heal, and empower ourselves. We invite community members to share ideas to collectively build up our strength and sustainability.

Shared, Rotating Leadership

Our shared, rotating leadership helps build leadership skills within our communities so that we can welcome diverse, new ideas that disrupt toxic systems that are not indigenous to our communities.

Vulnerability

Our communities often resort to self preservation in order to survive. It’s not typical, or safe, for our communities to show vulnerability. It is an act of resistance for our communities to exist every day and revolutionary for us to thrive and be whole. We celebrate vulnerability as a means of honestly unearthing all parts of ourselves to be witnessed and honored. Within Bloom, we embrace vulnerability, and we invite our communities to practice vulnerability with us as well.

Transparency

We practice transparency with the intent to (re)build trust within our communities, because we are often confronted by well-intentioned gate-keepers who can prevent us from accessing basic health services. We commit to being transparent about our internal operations, including decision-making process and finances.