/ba.ca/ with New Naratif: Growing Together, A Discussion on Collective Care Event Recap

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Jessica Horn says it well in “Resist by Flourishing”, “well-being is not a luxury, it is an individual and collective need”. In the movement to democratize democracy in Southeast Asia, collective care is essential for the sustainability of the work we’re doing. So to kickstart the New Year, New Naratif’s team launched the third /ba·ca/ with New Naratif in January centred around collective care and how we may all embody it as we begin a new journey this 2023.

Growing Together: When was the last time you felt cared for?

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/ba.ca/ with New Naratif: Fostering Queer Communities in Southeast Asia Event Recap

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On  28 June 2023, our community joined us for a heartfelt discussion about fostering collective care for Southeast Asian LGBTQIA+ people, in commemoration of Pride Month. Together with Asmara S. Wigati and Shaleen Chrisanne, we shared what it’s like living as a queer person in Southeast Asia, the struggles that come with it, and our hopes of creating more inclusive spaces for queer people.

This online session was dedicated to the queer community, whom we know rely very much on collective care and found families to survive. With increasing threats and criminalisation, collective care is more needed than ever.

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