Discover How BIPOC Women Can Find Healing Through Psychedelic Therapy

If you’re curious about the process of psychedelic therapy and want to find an example of a supportive healing experience, here is my journey on how you can use psychedelics to empower and heal yourself.

By: Shay Erik


As a BIPOC queer woman who suffered military sexual trauma, finding healing and peace has been a constant battle. For so long, I felt stuck and hopeless, unsure of where to turn to heal from the trauma that I had experienced. It wasn’t until I discovered the benefits of psychedelic medicine that I truly began to find the healing that I had been searching for. Psychedelic therapy involves psychedelic substances to help individuals reach more profound self-awareness and healing.

One of the most commonly used psychedelic substances is psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms. Psilocybin has been shown to help individuals alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Other psychedelic substances, such as MDMA and LSD, have also demonstrated therapeutic benefits. For me, psilocybin was the answer I had been searching for. Through guided sessions and micro-dosing, I could access deeper self-understanding and introspection. The experience was nothing short of transformative, allowing me to confront and process the trauma I had been carrying for so long. I could release the negative patterns and beliefs holding me back through psychedelics and make space for healing and growth.

While the use of psychedelic substances for therapeutic purposes is still in the early stages of exploration, the evidence supporting its effectiveness continues to grow. Researchers are finding that these substances can be a powerful tool for healing various mental health conditions, including trauma, depression, and addiction.

As a queer BIPOC woman, I recognize the importance of diversity and inclusivity in psychedelic therapy. All individuals must have access to this transformative healing form, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. There is still much work to be done in legalizing and regulating psychedelic therapy, but I am hopeful the future is bright. I am grateful for my own experience with psilocybin, and I look forward to seeing how psychedelic treatment can continue to transform the lives of individuals like myself.