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Creating a Safe Haven for the Asian Psychedelic Community

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Creating a Safe Haven for the Asian Psychedelic Community

“Growing up in the U.S., so much of my lived experience has been erased, repackaged and returned to me through a western route.”

Join us for Season 2 of Adventures of the Psyche: an exploration of the emerging frameworks and modalities that support the use of psychedelics. 

This month is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. We are honored to feature Simran Sethi, who talks about feeling alienated within psychedelic communities as a South Asian immigrant, and how sharing psychedelic spaces with other Asian Americans led her to create a volunteer-led collective of belonging and care for Asians working with these substances. 

Simran Sethi is the founder of the Asian Psychedelic Collective, a journalist, an academic, and former birth doula and yoga teacher. She is also a member of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team at the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association, and was part of the inaugural equity cohort at Fireside Project, and is a 2023 Ferriss-UC Berkeley Psychedelic Journalism Fellow. 

If you’re attending Psychedelic Science 2023, catch Sethi at the Community Stage on June 21st for A Ceremony of the Psychedelic Story, where she and other BIPOC luminaries will present their personal narratives as an offering to the altar of psychedelic story. 

Join filmmaker and host Mareesa Stertz for a brief visit into other realms where guests share personal stories of illumination, healing, and transformation through their use of psychedelics. See more Adventure of the Psyche episodes here.

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