Deadlift Meet 10AM - 12PM
break for food, music, raffles, libations, & meandering
Live DJ Drag Show After Party 1PM-4PM
September 16th we are hosting our 2nd annual Deadlift & Drag fundraiser for Radically Fit to help us sustain our new offerings in our NEW gym space for the coming year! We will use these funds to purchase new equipment to build out our gym, add new classes and keep our doors open. Our new location will also offer space for local Black, Indigenous, and people of color bodyworkers and health practitioners of different healing modalities to support our community.
We will also share a portion of the donations with Decolonizing Fitness, a Black trans owned and operated online fitness platform, to help them build out their new space! As Radically Fit continues to access and grow our community bonds, we want to ensure we also continue to support other QTBIPOC communities across the U.S. under systems that continue to oppress and attack us. We have been successful because of our community support and want to continue to nurture reciprocity.
After our big lifts, we are hosting a fabulous drag show led by our own Hollywood Texas & some other amazing performers! DJ Sucia will be playing jams at the deadlift meet and the drag show ~ we encourage folks to bring those dollar bills for our performers! It's a Deadlift & Drag extravaganza, come through for community, music, food & drinks, raffles, connection & celebration - Radically Fit is celebrating 5 years!
Are you interested in joining as an athlete? Sign up for our deadlift meet, open to all!
Check out our raffle offerings!
Coffee & A Walk Around Lake Merritt
Deadlift & Drag Special Guest Yoly Rojas will be lifting in our deadlift meet! She offers grabbing a coffee and going on a walk around Lake Merritt to our raffle.
Yoly Rojas (she/her), recently featured as part of the cast of Netflix's 1st all queer reality dating show "The Ultimatum: Queer Love", is a Venezuelan/Nicaraguan immigrant creator based out of Chicago. She keeps busy by squatting, hitting up the stairmaster and occasionally running.
Lemonade51o highlights the love Jade Le (she/her) has for the Bay Area through stickers, clothes and other items. All products created by Jade showcase the impact the Bay has had on her and what makes it so special to others.
We have 3 bags we'll be raffling off so come out to Deadlift & Drag!
Glamping Cabin 2 Night Stay on 5 Secluded Acres
A 2-night stay in the glamping cabin on 5 secluded acres down the road from the river, valued at $200/night.
Angie (she/her) is a community builder and nature lover currently living out her dream of stewarding land in northern California. When she isn't adventuring outside, you can find her hosting friends on the land, helping companies serve their communities, and enjoying the here and now.
Gemini Moon Botanicals
2 Handcrafted & Locally Sourced Beeswax Candles
This raffle item is offered by Genevieve Mossey (she/her) of Gemini Moon Botanicals.
Gemini Moon Botanicals, a small-batch candle company specializing in handcrafted beeswax candles operating out of Oakland, CA. Our beeswax is sourced locally and only ever blended with organic coconut oil, pure essential oils, and eco dye. Genevieve Mossey (she/her) is a queer + femme Xicana born and raised in Salinas, California. She is currently based in Huchiun/ Oakland.
Hasta Muerte Coffee
Hasta Muerte tote bag and a 12oz bag of their house blend coffee beans
donate $20 / value $31
Hasta Muerte Coffee is committed to nurturing community while serving the best coffee, hasta la muerte. Offering drinks and snacks and hosting a specialty bookstore, they hope to provide a warm and inclusive atmosphere. Located on the outskirts of Oakland’s historic Fruitvale neighborhood, Hasta Muerte is invested in the wellbeing of our Oakland neighbors, and strives to foster a tangible sanctuary for all of our folks to feel welcome, protected and seen whenever they enter into our doors.
With 28 years of experience as a consulting Astrologer & psychic medium, Jessica Lanyadoo (she/her) believes no topic is off limits or unworthy of kindness. Lanyadoo has lectured extensively, is the host of the popular weekly Astrology + Advice show, Ghost of a Podcast, and the author of Astrology For Real Relationships. and the creator of the astrology pro-tool, Astrology for Days.
This raffle item is offered by Imani (they/them) of Radical Readers.
"Tarot is a powerful tool for reflection. In the session, we will create a space for discovery together, delving into a part of your life where you need clarity. As a team, we will collaborate to interpret the cards. I will help you connect with your intuition through the beautiful imagery of the tarot. Once you have an understanding of the cards and what they are saying, we will create action steps together for you to move forward as an agent of your own life and integrate the lessons you have learned."
Radical Readers is a community-based learning space for connecting with intuition and offers courses, learning materials and tarot sessions that are accessible, rooted in justice, and reflect the many identities of our communities. The vision is to co-create a world where people are encouraged to develop and trust their intuition as a powerful guide in our work towards self-actualization,
authentic love and collective liberation.
Knots + Found
Custom Cactus Arrangement
and $50 Gift Card
This raffle item is offered by Wendy Gomez (she/her) of Knots + Found.
Knots + Found aims to create community through plants, knowledge sharing and human connection. They offer plants for everyone's comfort level and love to highlight local makers!
12″ x 16″ Screenprinted Poster by
Melanie Cervantes (she/her) is a Xicanx cultural worker whose work attempts to translate the hopes and dreams of social justice movements into images that agitate and inspire. Jesús Barraza (he/him) is an interdisciplinary artist, lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkleley, and member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and the Consejo Gráfico de Talleres (Graphics Council of Workshops), a network of artist run print shops dedicated to advancing Latinx printmaking in the U.S.
Together Cervantes and Barraza
founded the San Leandro based collaborative Dignidad Rebelde (Est. 2007).
Jesús Barraza (he/him) is an interdisciplinary artist, lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkleley, and member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and the Consejo Gráfico de Talleres (Graphics Council of Workshops), a network of artist run print shops dedicated to advancing Latinx printmaking in the U.S. Melanie Cervantes (she/her) is a Xicanx cultural worker whose work attempts to translate the hopes and dreams of social justice movements into images that agitate and inspire.
Together Cervantes and Barraza founded
the San Leandro based collaborative
Dignidad Rebelde (Est. 2007).
Ari Wolf Ceramics
Existing or Requested Custom
donate $60 / value $100
Ari (she/her) makes ceramics in Oakland, CA. Everything is made by hand and one of a kind.
Raffle winner can take home an existing piece or request something specific. Examples include a pair of mugs, a large serving tray, a small tray and a jar, etc.
2 Vouchers for a Z Space
or Word For Word Performance
Z Space empowers artistic risk, collaboration, and camaraderie amongst artists, audience, and community in the service of creating, developing, and presenting new work. Operating out of an old can factory in the Mission District of San Francisco, Z Space activates two performance spaces, an 83-seat black box and a 236-seat main stage, with a warehouse aesthetic and an adventurous edge. We meet the needs of our communities by providing co-productions & subsidized space, hosting open "salons" to have conversations about the issues facing the broader community, and ensuring that all of our venues & facilities are welcoming & accessible.
Home Base Spirits
2 Home Base Whiskies: flagship Home Base Bourbon & bottle of Home Base Cask Strength Bourbon (750 ml bottles)
Home Base Spirits produces unique spirits and liqueurs highlighting sustainably farmed grains and California botanicals. Home Base was founded in 2015 by twin sisters born and raised in Oakland—their home base-- and believes spirits should be fun, made with premium ingredients, and accessible for everyone (over 21!).
Session with Phoenix Song
1 Hour of Expressive Arts, Sound Healing, Ancestral Healing or Creative Coaching
Phoenix Song (they/them) is a queer, nonbinary Korean American teacher, performer, writer, and sound healer who specializes in helping people come into their bodies, free their voices and rhythm, and transform their life narratives. They were featured in SF Magazine's Best of the Bay and love to help people sing, sound and speak their truths. Phoenix is excited to launch a 9 month Free Your Voice and Body Stories training in Berkeley this September that centers QTBIPOC.
1 Month Membership Access to All Classes Including Self-Defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, and More.
Misfit Combat is a community space whose mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space for folks to learn practical self-defense and combat sports. Misfit Combat houses a myriad of combat sports and martial arts in Emeryville/Oakland.
Raquel Ortega, CMT
90 Minute Deep Tissue Massage
donate $90 / value $170
Raquel Ortega (they/them) is a dedicated bodyworker offering a holistic approach to healing and wellness. With a fusion of massage modalities and energetic practices such as Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, and Craniosacral Therapy, Raquel's sessions are tailored to nurture both the body and mind. Rooted in a trauma-informed, gender affirming, and anti-racist/decolonial lens, Raquel creates a safe and inclusive space for clients to find solace from the stress and chaos of modern life.
Astrology by Celeste
Celeste Brooks (she/her) is an astrologer and the host of the Celestial Insights Podcast. Her offerings include personal readings, cosmic success coaching, monthly moon workshops, and classes. Before transitioning into astrology full-time, she had a successful sales and marketing career for Celeste Brooks is an astrologer, coach, and intuitive. Her offerings include personal readings, cosmic success coaching, group events, monthly moon workshops, and classes. Before transitioning into astrology full-time, she had a successful sales and marketing career for over 25 years.
Astro & Oracle Reading
1 Free Monthly Class Pass
includes access up to 12 small group classes for an entire month
donate $111 / value $222
This raffle item is offered by Sahku (they/she/he) of Warrior Expand.
Warrior Expand offers a safe space for, and prioritizes black, brown, indigenous, queer, trans, gender expansive beings to connect with their bodies through intentional movement, boxing impact/focused release, earth grounding/balance, and energy transference. This space focuses on connecting with our bodies while tapping into the elements of the earth, in which we are made of. Not pushing our bodies, but becoming more familiar, listening, and connecting to our inner self knowing and expanding our inner warrior!
For The Win Boxing
2 Boxing Sessions with Coach Rae
Coach Rae (they/them) is a lifelong athlete and coach/trainer with over 20 years experience. They strive to provide an inclusive space for queer and afab folx to learn how to box, both competitively and for fitness.
Recallibrate Your Year
30-Day Coaching Container
Inbal Sansani (she/her) helps women who are overwhelmed, exhausted and wondering “is this it?” to live bolder professional and personal lives that align with all of who you are. She draws on multiple modalities within a feminist, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed approach. Learn more about Inbal’s work at www.InbalSansani.com.
You will receive grounded & practical support to recalibrate your goals and approach toward reaching them. Includes a questionnaire in advance of the 1st session to find focus, a 90-minute coaching session to dive deep, identifying obstacles & designing strategies to support you, a 30-minute follow-up call to refine your strategy and clarify next actions with support between sessions. The program ends 30 days after the main session.
Courageous Parents Sessions
3 Package Parent Coaching Session
with Dr. Chrissy Chard
Dr. Chrissy Chard (she/they) is the founder of Courageous Parents, a parent coaching practice that is heart-centered, values-aligned, and honors the humanity and wisdom that's inherent in our children and ourselves. Through an individualized, values-based approach, she supports parents in their own healing journey so they may do the important work of raising the next generation of social change agents. Apart from spending quality time with her three kiddos and partner, some of their other favorite nervous-system-regulating activities include lifting heavy weights, connecting with friends, cold plunging, going for a walk alone, going to therapy, using fidget toys (#ADHDparent), and dancing solo in her living room.
Personal Training with Luca
4 Personal Training Sessions
with Luca of Radically Fit
Luca (they/them) has been a personal trainer living and loving in Oakland for over five years. As a queer person of color, they wanted to be able to open and run a gym for the LGTBQ/POC/Body Positive community. With the help and support of their community in Oakland, this dream became a possibility and Radically Fit was born. They are so grateful to be able to serve their community by doing something they truly love to do while reshaping people’s view of what “being fit” looks like. It’s all about empowerment & Luca is here to give you exactly that
9 Week Radical Tarot Course with Imani
This raffle item is offered by Imani (they/them) of Radical Readers.
Sundays 10am-12pm from September 17th-November 12th
"This flagship course is a space for students to come together to learn a skill in community. Cultivate a tarot practice reading for yourself & others filled with reflection, connection & intuition. Explore the art of radicalizing your tarot practice by embracing and elevating the voices of queer artists, artists of color, and disabled artists who are reimagining the imagery and meanings of the tarot card. Led by the talented & passionate teacher, Imani, this course is designed to inspire reflection, foster deep connections, and strengthen your relationship with your intuition."
Radical Readers is a community-based learning space for connecting with intuition and offers courses, learning materials and tarot sessions that are accessible, rooted in justice, and reflect the many identities of our communities.
Karen Santos Photographer
1 Hour Portrait Session
at Altura Studio Oakland
Karen Santos (she/her/ella) is a first generation Peruvian-American commercial portrait photographer based in Oakland, CA. Her background in performing arts and art history fuels her process, deeply inspired by emotion, movement, and storytelling. Karen has also been sought out by publications, companies, and campaigns such as Nike, Pepsi, Uber, Billboard Magazine, and the Phenomenal Woman Campaign.
The raffle winner will receive 5 hi-res deliverables from this offering.