Susan Raffo is a writer, cultural worker and bodyworker (craniosacral therapy, Global Somatics, massage, NARM, and more). She believes in the culture change approach to how bodies heal: supporting the slow shifting or integrating of deeply held, often generational and historical patterns that show up as pain, anxiety, stress, and disconnectedness. Locally, Raffo is part of REP, a Black-led community-based crisis response model rooted in relationships and solidarity, supported by technology and training, that is grounded in the belief that we have the ability to love and protect one another without giving our agency to systems built to destroy, consume or commodify us and Healing Histories Project, building popular education tools to address collective safety and wellness, including work focused on the histories of eugenics and the medical industrial complex. Author of Queerly Classed (1997) and Restricted Access (1999), Raffo now writes through her website. She lives on traditional Dakota homelands, Mnisota Makoce (Minneapolis, MN). You can most easily find her at www.susanraffo.com.