HUGE shout out to @oussa__56 for these amazing pictures while exploring asheville! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#vsco #sony#expofilm#828#avl
saturday work-day ending with a guāshā treatment using a smooth seashell. 'sha' or 'sand-like’ eruptions from deep muscular tissues rise to the surface allowing the expression of blood that has stagnated and hardened in the musculature, the presence of which further stagnates qi and lymph. the effects can look dramatic but the method is painless and therapeutic. #gwasha#刮痧#828#acupuncture#manualtherapy#detoxification#chinesemedicine#holistichealth
Another successful Women's March! The feeling of being surrounded by thousands of people standing up against hate will never get old.
An explanation about this year's sign:
Asheville is well known for its craft beer scene. It accounts for a huge part of Asheville's tourism industry; however, the scene is heavily lacking diversity. @blackstarlinebrewing is the "first black, family, & woman owned brewery in Beer City, USA" with a focus on "collective economics and the liberation of all people." Shortly after opening in Hendersonville, just outside of Asheville, the owners began "receiving threats of violence and even death threats against blacks and gays" and as well as other occurrences of racial based harassment (like being reported for scheduling a viewing of the James Baldwin documentary "I Am Not Your Negro"). Black Star Line is still in operation but announced this week that they were closing their Hendersonville location...just hours before the building was broken into. If Asheville wants to be the inclusive area it claims to be, then we need to do better about making sure that POC have equal and safe access to business ownership in one of its most popular industries (an industry which has largely contributed to Asheville's gentrification, BTW). _
Also, I fucked up on my sign. I believe the hashtag the brewery uses is #blackstarlinebrewing
I don't claim to know everything about craft beer in the area. So please give a shout in the comment section about any other black owned breweries or businesses in #828 so that we can better support them in the future.