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.
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
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
As a Network Leadership Learning Lab fellow, we examine a number of connected ideas and explore systems change in relationship to one specific issue. In our learning we explore a number of different methodologies and look deep into how they are present in the work we do as well as in our personal lives. The … Continue reading The Four R’s
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
As an antiracism facilitator, artist and yoga teacher, I see many facets of a human being. I witness people's reflexive interaction with one another as well as their deepest held personal insecurities and fears. So often there is an overlap in the two, where fear exists, anger presents. We are given a gift, many times … Continue reading Capitalism and Fear