Frances Reed, malefemale

Radical Inclusion

with thanks to Frances Reed, co-founder of Freed Bodyworks, Washington, DC

Frances Reed, co-founder of  Freed Bodyworks in Washington, DC

A nod of gratitude to Frances Reed for permitting me to borrow from their business model of radical inclusion.


Freed Bodyworks' website explains:  "Freed Bodyworks embraces the many ways that people's bodies don't conform to societal norms: gender identity, body modification, weight, culture, sub-culture, race, employment, ability, illness, age, and more. Our bodyworkers, energy workers, and counselors understand the barriers of judgment that have kept many people out of healthcare and healing practices of all types. We practice radical inclusion - all are welcome in our space."


"When Freed Bodyworks founder, Frances Reed, entered massage school, they encountered a wonderful community, but their peers had very little awareness of Frances’ non-conforming gender identity. Frances decided then to open a practice where all non-conforming people would not have to explain, defend, or educate health practitioners about their body, lifestyle, or ability."


"At Freed Bodyworks, we are proving that inclusion is good business. Demand for our services continues to grow, and we have found that our values of radical inclusion and openness resonate with everyone, no matter their size, age, identity, or ability. In addition to our vision of local wellness impact, Freed Bodyworks is on an entrepreneurial mission to prove that serving marginalized communities is good for the bottom line."

"Think big with us: Freed Bodyworks' success can provide a model for a new mentality in healthcare."


Find out more:


Visit Freed Bodyworks' website

Read more about Frances here

Read Frances' Washington Post article, ​"Chest binding can lead to chronic pain: This genderqueer massage therapist wants to help."

View their 8 -minute movie, malefemaleby clicking the picture below