My name is Beyssa Buil I am a Humanist Chaplain, Somatic and Embodiment Practitioner, Anti-Racism Educator, Disability Advocate/Activist, Spiritual Director and Cultural Practice Ritualist. Whew, that's alot but I have literally spent my whole life studying and practicing.
I have many marginalized identities, some of which have brought great challenges to me because of the way structures and systems have been maintained in our society. I have utilized all of those experiences into my resilience and liberation to advocate for others. As a person living with Disability due to Multiple Sclerosis, having a son with Autism I have immersed myself in the world of Inclusion and addressing ableism. As a caretaker to myself and my son I have to find new ways of restorative practices to be able to support me in my existence.
In my personal journey of navigating several marginalized identities I began to explore learning how to practice ritual as self care which as a form of self-preservation this self care disrupts systems of violence that are external and have been internalized in living in this society.
As a Humanist Chaplain, Spiritual Director and Ambassador for Multiple Sclerosis I can say that journey has been a personal liberation and blessings for me.
I am the daughter of two Cuban immigrants who had completely different experiences in this Country that derived from the color of their skin.
My parents although both Cuba derived from the color of the skin.
What do I do as a Movement Chaplain?
The role of a movement chaplain is to focus on the holistic needs of those involved in social change. Chaplaincy requires fluidity, a mixture of skills, intuition and experience, and understanding of the context in which one is serving. Movement Chaplaincy is a particular stream of social justice movement healing support that contributes to the creation and resilience of beloved community by equipping self-identified people of faith (or spirituality) to show up utilizing the best skills, tools, practices and knowledge from our deep wells of faith, cultures, elder wisdom and community assets.