Welcome to Reclaim UGLY
Uplift Glorify Love Yourself & Create A World Where Others Can As Well!
We are the people we serve. Collective healing & liberation cannot happen without deep self love. This photo came from the inaugural UGLY Conference. Welcome to our Beloved Community! This is a love revolution and we’re so excited to be on this journey with you.
Reclaiming UGLY IS Freedom to:
Fall In Love With Yourself Passionately & Unconditionally!
Enjoy Your Body Without Apology!
Embrace & Love Other People Regardless of Their Appearance or Identity!
Say HELL NO to any person, belief, or practice that interferes with your ability to peacefully love who you are!
Imagine a world where ALL HUMAN BEINGS can access the love, safety, and resource they need to thrive and enjoy their life!
We Dont Fight Against Oppression.
“Ugly is the opportunity to truly indulge in yourself, in your desires, in your body, and the way you want to express yourself and the way you want to exist in the world – while abstaining from the patriarchy….It’s freedom from feeling like you have to conform.” – Vanessa Rochelle Lewis at the 2020 Explore More Summit.
Learn About Our Liberation & Joy Services!!!
Reclaim UGLY Liberation & Joy Services (including Black Healing October) are a series of programs that use performance art, sermon, and sacred healing circles to explore how we can heal together, across identity, across issue, across barriers, and beyond the limiting scope of what it means to be a good person or activist. We’re asking the question: How can we build, imagine, love, and fight for racial justice, gender justice, disability justice, healing justice, and fat liberation without hurting each other as much in the process? We hope that together, we can create a soft landing place to collective heal from the impacts of white supremacy and uglification.
Black Healing October Is Back!!!!
We’re Recruiting Black Performers, Healing Practitioners, Facilitators, & Speakers for Black Healing October 2021!
Are you a Black person who LOVES other Black people? Do you perform, facilitate, create art, preach revolution, or provide healing / joy experiences? If so, we’re looking for you! Please register to lend your voice to this magical & healing month! We’re looking for performers of all ages. All healers and performers are paid!
Reclaim UGLY Support & Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
In The Press
Our Upcoming Book!
January 21, 2021
Flip the script on how you think about UGLY – what it means, what it is, and how to reclaim it to Uplift, Glorify, and Love Yourself in an uglified world. Blending joyful self-help magic with incisive social analysis and personal narrative, author Vanessa Rochelle Lewis empowers readers to heal, connect, and revolt against uglification.
Through self-help exercises, reflective meditations, and lesson plans, Lewis moves us closer to a collective liberation that takes back what society tells us is ugly and taboo…and teaches us to deconstruct what we’ve told ourselves is ugly and taboo. Reclaiming UGLY is a warm embrace and compassionate guide toward radical self-acceptance, joyful community-centered healing, and unfiltered self-love. Coming soon