Sober Day Rave with Misery Party. “You’re not too sensitive, it’s mad out here”. Misery is a London-based playful mental health community led by and for queer, trans, intersex, people of colour with lived experience of mental health problems, madness, addiction, disability, trauma, & neurodivergence. Expanding the possibilities of “night”life, the sober day rave will feature movement workshops, body adornment, art therapy, healing spaces and of course, dancing. This event is free for BIPoC. Those not from the community are welcome but will be asked to make a monetary contribution (pay as you wish) at the door.
Misery co-creates accessible sober spaces, services, practices and resources to cultivate communities of care that can support and sustain the collective healing and resilience of queer, trans, intersex Black, indigenous and people of colour.
The sober day rave is presented by Aaks, Aisha and Leala-Rain from Misery.
This event will be postponed due to current Covid-19 restrictions. We will inform about the new dates in early 2022.
Aaks is a student, educator, cultural producer and co-creator of MISERY.
They started their career as an LGBTQ youth worker, but over the last few years, their work has been focused on on collaborating with QTIBIPOC artists and collectives to redistribute wealth and resources and build resilience to sustain grassroots queer, disabled-led and BIPOC collectives.
As a Capricorn, they are often dreaming about a world where we do things differently and scheming safe and sustainable ways to make it happen
Aisha Mirza writes about mental health, sex, race and gender and has written for The Guardian, Vice, Cosmopolitan, them, BuzzFeed, The New York Times and others. They are a DJ and founder of MISERY, a mental health hub and sober club night for QTIBPOC. Aisha is also a trained sexual assault, domestic violence and suicide counselor and Indian head masseuse. They are a part-time stripper at Harpies and a full time sadboi.
Resident DJ for QTIPOC mental health collective Misery, she presents their monthly radio show on Balamii.
You can catch her playing in club nights in London as well as various online guest mixes and her other radio monthlies on Tottenham’s local Threads Radio.