Happy to introduce our new recruits!
Ybe Casteleyn alias @ybe is a Belgian therapist specializing in trauma and pain and is now starting her own bus tour journey to offer affordable services in places where people most need them. It must take some bravery as a professional to say "Medical diagnosis and treatment are often very 'traumatic' = overwhelmingly disturbing". So now Ybe is connecting with community members in Greece to give a hand to displaced people in Greece!
@Alkasem is a medical student from Syria and someone we met in Brussels during the OPENandChange workshop last month. He surprised us all by holding a mirror against us by asking where are the families of homeless people living in the streets of Brussels? Don't they have families to care for them? There are things we can learn from Islamic solidarity, and looking forward to read Alkasem these days.
The @Woodbinehealth collective in New York City are building (health) autonomy in the wake of Occupy: "We are also beginning to experiment with providing care outside of the realm of state control. This practice may involve working outside the structure of licenses, certifications and insurance. Our intention is always to heal, and so we must find ways to do so that protects providers and patients." If you haven't seen it yet, this shivering video makes the case in question much better than I ever could: