Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Gabes Torres joins us for the whole show talking about her world, her work studying intergenerational trauma, the impact of capitalism on the global South, building our communities, our interconnectedness, and what is “normal,” anyway?
More on Gabes: https://gabestorres.com/
To read The Pursuit of Rest Under Capitalism in Yes Magazine: https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2021/10/21/rest-under-capitalism
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Gabes (she/they/siya) was raised in the countryside of the Philippines. She comes from an ancestral lineage of educators, revolutionaries, artists, and healers. She lives their legacy onward as a therapist, organizer, singer-songwriter, and teacher today.
At present, Gabes has been in different parts of the global South where she organizes with other unionizers and activists to advance international human rights. Even with some geographical movement, Gabes virtually teaches at a variety of universities and academic events in the West on the topics of intergenerational trauma and healing, as well as anti-colonial methods to providing therapy. Her teaching also focuses on building community safety and accountability infrastructures from a transformative justice lens.
Gabes founded and co-facilitates the Heritage Workshop, a virtual workshop for people of color around the world where they explore and process ancestral lineage, stories, and medicine as a community.
Gabes is an avid reader and a lover of the ocean, of poetry and good conversation. She believes that her friendships are her greatest romance (including the friendship she has with herself), and that it is necessary for the revolution to be infused with laughter, feasting, and singing and dancing.