A is for Activist is obvious. Author Innosanto Nagra has also written Counting on Community, these two books are a great starting place for conversation about the world. Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women World Wide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl provide a primer on all the amazing things that women do. Long Hair, Don't Care is a picture book for boys that don't fit the cultural norm.
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.
Heartfulness, Part 2
Chastity is a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. A proud member of the Tla’amin Nation, located in Powell River just off the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC, she strives to keep her sacred First Nations culture, traditions, and values incorporated into her modern day life. Chastity has dedicated her life to facilitating … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part 2
Honoring your Process
This past week, I was in Vancouver with an amazing group of folks. Many were First Nations or mixed First Nations. We were all at a different place in our process for understanding how we have been colonized. With my co-leaders we compared the process of understanding oppression to the five stage grief. At first … Continue reading Honoring your Process
Nonviolence and Honesty
Over the next six months, I am working with Ragged Wing Ensemble to create a performance called the Multiverse. As the process coach, I support the performers and director in recognizing the interpersonal dynamics that play out for many of us in mixed race spaces. The participants are an extremely diverse group of folx—race, gender, … Continue reading Nonviolence and Honesty
Call to Action
The point of my work, why I do the things I do, is to make the world a safer place for my son. He was my point of radicalization. He is what gets me up in the morning and keeps me moving when I am tired of talking to white people about how to do … Continue reading Call to Action
Habits and Change
My work in social justice and yoga has dovetailed a number of occasions over the last 5 years. More often, I find myself in spaces where we talk about spirit and demonstrate our long held physical tensions as parallels for the tensions in the world. How can one do effective public work if their internal … Continue reading Habits and Change
Yoga and Social Justice
Produced in collaboration with Love Light Yoga and Jesi Carson Designs, "Yin & Social Justice" is a conversation with Danielle Hoogenboom and Dia Penning about how an embodied practice can help us to overcome systems and structures of oppression. This 20 minute chat also introduces the Yin Yoga Teacher Training experience with Love Light Yoga … Continue reading Yoga and Social Justice
Kaitlin of the Alphabet Rockers
Kaitlin is Artistic Director for a children’s hip hop group named “Alphabet Rockers.” The Equity Collective is participating in a collaboration with them. The intent is to provide a way to explore systems and collective history in a space occupied by both children and parents. Together, we are exploring paradox and cultural learning. Our working … Continue reading Kaitlin of the Alphabet Rockers