Musings Monday: 4 Suggestions on Supporting the Grief-Stricken

Content Warning: death, grief. For multiply marginalized people, dealing with death in our communities due to institutional violence, mental health crises, war, and chronic/terminal illness is just a reality of our lives. For me, creating grief ceremonies and offering spiritual counsel to the bereaved is part of my healing justice practice. On top of that, […]

Fresh Friday: Niyog

Image Description: A black-and-white ink drawing of a coconut tree. The roots of the tree are entwined with a giant humanoid skull and a skeleton of a serpentine creature with wings. The word NIYOG is off-centre, with the “I” being represented by the trunk of the coconut tree. At the top left corner is Lukayo’s […]

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Workshop Wednesday: Calling Out and Calling In

Both posters were made using Canva. This Workshop Wednesday, we’re going to explore the tricky subject of call-outs and call-ins, a.k.a. giving feedback, using the two posters above. Here’s what we’re going to cover: Where these posters came from Benefits of using these posters How to explain these posters Problems and controversies with these posters […]

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Troubleshoot Tuesday: 3 Tips on Dealing with “The Other Place” Derailment in a North American Context

There you are, a facilitator in Canada or the United States, sitting in a circle or at the front of a classroom, explaining the history of oppression and colonialism, or why racism and white supremacy is basically synonymous, when someone raises their hand– or often times straight up interrupts you: “But what about China’s history […]

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Musings Monday: Nanay Myrna Pula

  Photo taken from the Manila Times: https://www.manilatimes.net/manila-collectible-features-…/…/. Image description: A smiling brown-skinned woman with black hair wearing beaded and hand-stitched regalia. The word “Nanay” means “mother”, and is a kind of honorific when referring to Nanay Myrna Pula. She is a tribal Elder of the T’Boli people, a culture bearer, and storyteller of epics. She […]