"We better take the time to fashion revolutionary selves, revolutionary lives, revolutionary relationships.Mouth don't win the war. It don't even win the people..." - Toni Cade Bambara
To practice spiritual activism means to fight for the liberation and the healing of the people. The first portion of the mission for my work is to "contribute resources, art, narratives, and experiential learning opportunities that aid in the holistic healing processes of Blackfolk." First, I want to share some offerings for the care & healing of Blackfolx in this tender time.
Second, I share resources that anyone can use & forward as we navigate the of racial capitalism, police brutality, and anti-Blackness. Use them to learn (or to unlearn). Share them with others.
Finally, I share a few journaling / reflection prompts inspired by Toni Cade Bambara's essay "On the Issue of Roles." It's my hope that these prompts spur you onward the creation (and / or further supporting) of your revolutionary self.
Grief-Awareness & Communication Worksheet
As an Earth sign, I appreciate tools & strategy. Use this worksheet to check-in around your tangible self-care needs. It will also help you communicate with friends & family around:
- Places you'd prefer funds to be sent
- Support you're needing in this moment
- Boundaries around communication in moments of grief and more...
FREE 1:1 Ancestral Messages Tarot & Oracle Reading
Due to the generosity of a community member, I'm paying a reading forward! This opportunity is open to Black folks who are organizing in Minneapolis, MN & Louisville, KY. (It can be through art, direct action, providing meals or masks, gathering supplies, sharing your space, etc. We are open to a variety of forms of organizing). If you'd like to claim this reading, please e-mail me at email@example.com to let me know the ways that you are organizing right now. First-come, first served. Honor / ancestral system.
Trauma Response & Crisis Care for Movements TRACC4Movements TRACC4Movements was "a project grown out of the stress and unrest felt within communities of justice organizing, activism, and social change." This collective provides 1:1 care & spiritual support, education/training, and webinars.
"We better take the time to fashion revolutionary selves, revolutionary lives, revolutionary relationships. Mouth don't win the war. It don't even win the people..." - Toni Cade Bambara, On the Issue of Roles
How do you understand the concept of a "revolutionary self" (article link might be helpful)?
How are you fashioning a revolutionary life?
How are you fashioning revolutionary relationships?
What conversations are important to you in this moment?
When & how do you know it's time to move from conversation to action?
If "mouth" (endless discussion, empty promises, unskillfull words) "don't even win the people", where might we redirect our energies? Where do you want to direct your energies?