“Being biracial and my sexual identity and also being a survivor of sexual abuse as a child, there are many times where I’ve tried to escape my body and just longed to be a spirit that was floating around in this world without any visible markers other than how people feel around me. And being a mother has really, especially birthing a life and growing a life really has challenged me on how I not just see my form but how I love and adore this body that I not just see my form but how I love and adore this body that I have.” – Jonie Broecker
Adele Jarrett-Kerr chats with artist, musician, bodyworker and unschooling mother Jonie Broecker about meditation practice, ancestral reconnection and embodied spiritual healing.
Image description: Jonie Broecker’s colourful embroidery beside a picture of Jonie herself. Jonie is a Korean American woman, wearing a colourful jumper, glasses and a half smile.
Mentioned in the podcast:
Follow Jonie on Instagram: @joniebroecker
Artist and mentor Stewart Francis Easton: @stewarteaston
Raising Free People by Akilah S Richards (@fareofthefreechild)
Akilah’s TEDx Talk
Education activist Sophie Christophy whose deschooling the body session was mentioned
Image description: White text on a black background reads, “‘There is something that happened while being seated on the ground and stitching with a needle and a thread onto a piece of fabric that immediately transported me to being seated with my halmoni, which is my Korean grandmother whom I’ve never met.’ @joniebroecker on Revillaging with @adelejk”
Image description: White text on a black background reads, “‘ The thing that might be causing us trauma or harm or pain or the thing that we might be carrying ancestrally… the remedy is also there too.’ @joniebroecker on Revillaging with @adelejk”