WENCH Selfcare Education Collective has been working to educate ourselves, and others in the workings of our complex bodies and minds to empower people to live healthier lives through understanding and empowerment. We are based in Louisville, KY.
We began in 2005 as a group of close friends seeking out reliable sources to learn about our bodies. After a year of study we decided to open our collective to others by putting on workshops and doing outreach. Today we work on a variety of study projects and focus on empowering individuals to create more selfcare groups, and do research on subjects they are interested in.
Activities we are involved in:
- health fairs
- classes and workshops through theLINE freeschool, The Saturday Academy and Women in Transition.
- clinic defense
- birthing options and referals
- abortion counseling and referals
- networking with other groups
We are happy to distribute a multitude of zines, and other educational materials including speculums!
Current projects focus on sex education for school aged kids and other folks, and spicerack herbalism: the medicinal properties of culinary herbs and spices.