Blog

Migration and Butterflies

As a leader of the ‘RAPtivism’ project, Fukushima has done solidarity building work through hip-hop from the United States and to France, Morocco, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, Denmark and beyond.  As a vocalist, Fukushima’s musical sound consists of an unparalleled style blending soulful melodies, poetic lyricism, looping and beatboxing.

How to Forgive

Learning to forgive is a difficult journey of the ego. In spaces where we are task with look at the complexity of race, class, gender, religion, etc., it is sometimes hard to examine why people act the way they do. When building internal resources to combat everyday aggressions, it is helpful to remember the humanity of each person you encounter. This video serves as a reminder of the things we all need to work on and examine in our quest for forgiveness and a world that works for everyone.

Yoga, Justice and Nonviolence

Violence is nuanced and can take on many faces beyond physical action. In talking about race, power, and privilege, there are so many ways that we get caught up in replicating the unhealthy patterns of white supremacy. When consider ourselves to be more advanced practitioners (we believe we are "better" at being non racist, we make judgments about others for where they are at in their process, we hide the places where we fail to meet our ideals) we are acting out white supremacy, we are creating spaces of violence.

Heartfulness, Part 1

At Commonweal in Bolinas California, I work with a group called Resiliency is our Community (ROC). Roc was established to support intergenerational collaboration around purpose, service and equity. Commonweal Executive Director, Oren Solzberg wanted to open up an honest dialogue about money and purpose and how to channel your hearts into your everyday choices. Quarterly, … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part 1