valerie smith

I came to Long Beach Community Acupuncture as a patient in 2014, and a volunteer beginning in 2016. As an activist and organizer, I love knowing that LBCA provides accessible, affordable healthcare for the wellbeing of our community. Holistic self-care is a cornerstone of our ability to work for justice, grow in love, and create peace in our bodies. I am so grateful to contribute to a space that holds these same ideals!

Outside of the clinic I dedicate myself to spiritual growth, community justice, and environmental stewardship by creating spaces for womxn and our allies to heal and take action. I believe in the leadership of the indigenous, POC (people of color), queer/trans, feminist, intersectional communities and I strive to continually learn to be better for all of us.