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  • Jen Bowers

Blog, blah, blog.

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

I never thought I'd have a website. I never thought I would have a blog. In pre COVID days, I had a dynamic community acupuncture practice, doing about 2000 acupuncture treatments a year. Then The Plague came, and everything changed rapidly. Our beloved Six Degrees Community Acupuncture space had to close, because we couldn't do group treatments anymore. I pivoted to doing sliding scale acupuncture in private settings, but with very few actual clients, because of, you know, massive anxiety about being outside your home.

So here we are. I have a website of my own, and because Wix, my website-makey thing gives me the option of a blog, I'm gonna blog at you. Prior to this year, I was working six day weeks (not eight hours days every time, I'm not a masochist). I was lecturing at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, supervising student clinics at the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation and working in community clinics. So all of this gave me a great opportunity to be bossy about things I really care about, such as intersectional, anti-oppressive health care, working with racialized and marginalized communities and generally being a social justice warrior snowflake.

And now, I'm working three days a week, and have got some time on my hands, and generally have opinions about a lot of things. So here we go. I'm going to blah blah blah online instead of at my students. Talk to you soon.

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