Phiroozeh Petigara (she/her) is a queer Parsi healer and writer living with disability and chronic illness on the stolen lands of the Coast Salish people, aka Vancouver, Canada. Born in Pakistan and raised in Canada, she spent the first 35 years of her life living for others, trying to be the perfect brown girl while her heart screamed for more. After braving a divorce from the “perfect” Parsi man, she chose to live as she’d always wanted. She chose writing and healing over marriage and children. Living in Oakland, California, she came into her queer identity. Her healing business is called “Decolonized Aunty”, centering queer and trans racialized folks. In her offerings, she flips the script of the toxic aunty that we all grew up with, who criticizes and brings us down, who tells us how to live and who to be. She creates safe space for queer and trans folks to see that they are good enough just as they are. To release these toxic messages. To go inward and find who they really are and then to live in this true self. She shows up as the aunty she wishes she had growing up. She offers 1:1 healing, which combines energy work and spiritual practices, and she is a writing coach, where she focuses on writing to heal oneself. Find out more at phiroozeh.com and follow her @decolonizedaunty.