Holiday Goddess Marketplace ~ Oakland, CA ~ December 8th, 2018


On December 8th from 10:30 to 6 at the Humanist Hall in Oakland, CA, we’ll be showcasing a variety of local artists, craftspeople and healers.  Even better, 100% of the pre-sale and at the door “tickets” are donations to Roots of Labor Birth Collective.


Find unique and handmade gifts, receive various mini treatments by local healers, support your local economy all while raising funds for to support East Bay families of color in having the support they need for better birth outcomes--if you support Black Lives Matter, Immigrant Rights and social justice in general, this is a direct and practical way to help your local community not just survive but thrive.


From their website:


Roots of Labor Birth Collective (RLBC) believes that everyone deserves a doula, regardless of one’s ability to pay. When you hire an RLBC doula, you are investing in the wellness of the greater Bay Area birthing community.


We partner with Santa Rita Jail and Bay Area clinics who serve low-income and communities of color. We offer compassionate physical, emotional, and informational support to those members of our community who are most vulnerable to systemic oppression. When you choose to hire an RLBC doula, your decision to work with us also provides quality doula care to all birthing people– including those who are incarcerated, immigrants, survivors, low-income, of color, trans*, queer, and/or disabled.


Read more at the Roots of Labor website


Women of color are disproportionately at risk for poor birth outcomes, including maternal and infant death; all presale and day of tickets are 100% donation to RLBC (no one turned away for lack of funds)--so even if you can’t join us, I encourage you to make a donation.


Doulas from Roots of Labor will be with us at the market, vending their handmade wares and sharing about their work, so make sure to say hi and learn more about this important work and the birthworkers who are making it happen.




Here’s a sneek peak at some of the vendors already confirmed:



  • The visionary Art of Ishka Lha
  • Relaxing chair massage with Karin Wertheim
  • John of God crystal bed treatments with Claudia Weitkemper
  • Divinely feminine jewelry by Denise Renye
  • Magical books, spirit bags, jewelry & wands by Maura Torkildson
  • The Inspired Heart Foundation, showcasing Mazuri Designs, which incorporate the cultural heritage of Uganda through bold color designs of the cotton, java, batik & dutch wax fabrics common to the area
  • Original photography & art by Candace Smith
  • Nano-Enhanced Hemp Oil by Prime My Body
  • Lavender sprays, roll on oils, unscented soy candles, goddess dolls & baby & placenta sets by Cassandra Chase
  • Pottery by Jenna Forder & Big Spirit Studios
  • April McMurtry’s ‘The Moon Is My Calendar’
  • Unique, handwrapped wire & crystal pendants & wands by Di Marino Designs
  • Gemstones, crystal grids & other magical goods by Creative Healing Center
  • Kokedama by Sama offering traditional Japanese moss balls and macramés
  • Filipino indigenous & traditional weaving by HABIness
  • Salves, body butters, oils for pain, womb oil, candles, aromatherapy roll on, sprays, teas, down there steams, lotus birth herbs by Juju Angeles
  • Handmade leather bags plus hand massages with Green Goddess Butter (cannabis) by Starr Britt
  • Alchemical elixirs, anointing oils & magic potions for grown-ups by Apothecary for the Soul



So mark your calendar! Bring your friends! And share with your community--let’s create beauty to elevate body and soul together in these challenging times.


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