BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ folks in pandemic-impacted and underfunded communities are wading through uncertainties and heightened violence not only on the frontlines, but in their day to day life. Medicine Wheels is committed to their thrivance, not just survivance! Together we will reconnect our communities to each other and the land by providing the gear and equipment for skating, biking, wheeling and shredding! Above all else: Medicine Wheels is a place for community and land connection!
BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ folks often feel like their futures are painfully uncertain. These isolated and underserved communities need to express and release difficult emotions while simultaneously building the confidence and skills to reconnect to the world around them as leaders in their communities. To decolonize the lands we are on, we must first learn whose land we are on. By acknowledging these truths, we can begin to heal as a community.
This effort is for and by COVID impacted BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ folks. We aim to provide gear, tools, resources, stipends, training, mentorship and a place to belong. Let's work together to create a safe, accessible, inclusive space for BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ folks to find community, joy and engage with the land.
We are starting with communities on Clackamas, Kalapuya and Chinook land - known by its colonized name, Portland, Oregon. "Medicine Wheels Rose City" will offer once a month gatherings that include collectives of supportive peers and mentors doing things they love, together. All wheels are welcome! Skateboarding, rollerskating, rollerblading, scooting, biking and wheelchair rollers grow community committed to emotional and mental health of their peers through comradery and inclusion.