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Healing Justice Podcast

116 EpisodesProduced by Kate Werning - Social Justice Organizer & Trainer; Healing PractitionerWebsite

Healing Justice Podcast is a virtual practice space, bridging conversations at the intersections of collective healing & social change. Hosted by organizer and healing practitioner Kate Werning, each week we share a conversation with a powerful social justice leader, and an accompanying audio practi… read more


31 Intention & Impact: Showing Up Right-Sized -- Teo Drake

This week, we’re talking with Teo Drake about the relationship between intention and impact, what it means to be right-sized, the rage of coming of age during the AIDS epidemic,  Being Trans and HIV+ poster child, having a quiet nature AND fighting white supremacy, and risk as a devotional act.

Download the corresponding practice (31 Practice: Heart Over Head) to join Teo in privileging your heart above your head. It’s simple, short, and embodied. Practice episodes always publish on Thursdays.


✨ If you’re listening to this right when it comes out the week of June 11, we are currently at Allied Media Conference in Detroit! Check out our instagram @healingjustice for live updates from the conference and to peek in on what we’re up to, and if you’re THERE join us at 11am Friday June 15 for our Healing Justice Podcast Story Lab workshop to be part of a future episode.

We're giving out healing justice zines at the AMC -- if you want to print some for yourself, join our email list at and we'll share the PDF with you!

There’s still time to chip in to support our travel costs along with our friends from Tonic Podcast: donate at if you have something to give. Thank you! ✨



Teo Drake is a spiritual activist, an educator, a practicing Buddhist and yogi, and an artisan who works in wood and steel. Teo says that as a blue collar queer-identified trans man living with AIDS, he has 101 reasons to not want to be present in his own skin. The physical and spiritual practice of yoga and Buddhist traditions made it possible to begin to heal and feel at home in his own body. When he isn’t helping spiritual spaces be more welcoming and inclusive of queer and transgender people or helping queer and trans folks find authentic spiritual paths, he can be found teaching martial arts, yoga, and woodworking to children. His writing can be found in the anthology Yoga and Body Image and at the blog Roots Grow the Tree.---


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THANK YOU to all our production volunteers:

Content editing by Katie McCutcheonMixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOMIntro and Closing music gifted by Danny O’BrienAll visuals contributed by Josiah Werning

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