Social Change

Raising Free People – by Akilah Richards

Raising Free People – by Akilah Richards

We can’t keep using tools of oppression and expect to raise free people - we must examine privilege and power in our relationships with our children, the world’s most vulnerable citizens and embrace chaos in efforts to allow trust-based practices to emerge. We can do...

Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time- An Interview with Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time- An Interview with Joanna Macy

In recent weeks, reporters, activists, and others have drawn parallels between the global pandemic and the climate crisis. It seems early to say, but we can sense that the two problems are more related than we think, as they are both challenges that we all must face...

Don’t Wage War on COVID-19 – by Polly Young-Eisendrath

Don’t Wage War on COVID-19 – by Polly Young-Eisendrath

What should we do if we don’t wage war? First, we should try to understand it.In states of threat and high alert, we want to find “the enemy” and vanquish that enemy. That is one of the reasons why humans have almost always been at war since we have been on earth (see...

Wash Your Hands – by Dori Midnight

Wash Your Hands – by Dori Midnight

We are humans relearning to wash our hands. Washing our hands is an act of loveWashing our hands is an act of careWashing our hands is an act that puts the hypervigilant body at ease Washing our hands helps us return to ourselves by washing away what does not serve....

Dear White People

Dear White People

Dear White People, For as long as I can remember, I have always been white. Like you. I just didn’t know it. Born in the bipolar Nigerian city of soaring skyscrapers and sprawling slums, Lagos, where the sun sometimes forgot to dim its fierce heat, I grew up thinking...

#Me Too And Liberation for All

#Me Too And Liberation for All

“I want to kiss you all over your smile.”The poetic beauty struck me even while my entire body was contracting. The man speaking was drunk. I had asked him several times to stop calling me, at least not so late. He was married, with four children, 20 years my senior,...