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Today I had the honor of recording the stories, wisdom, and songs of Carol Bebelle, co-founder of Ashé Cac. What a powerful, beautiful spirit that has moved mountains! We spoke of the core principles of Black and Indigenous organizing being centered on family as the model for how we extend care to one another- even when it is complicated, unconventional, and difficult. That our collective liberation is tied to how we make choices to unpack our "othering" of self AND our oppressors. She challenged us (young activists) to keep a critical eye on the structures that run this country while simultaneously developing tools to dissect said structures from within- recognizing that in this day and age of wide spread imperialism/ capitalism/ etc.. we can't escape "the belly of the beast." So we learn to be imaginative right where we are. We learn to dream, to vision, to plan, to lay out the blueprints of the world we are building even while the one around us is burning down. This is revolution. This is fiercely calling in what we can't quite see, but know by the beating of the unborn heart in our wombs that it is just waiting for the right moment to birth itself. Expecting mothers, we wait, we nourish, we give life to these hopeful creations. Today I am grateful for the gift of deep listening to my elders who are brilliant, loving warriors I vow to make sacred space for in my fast paced, high tech, media saturated world. I invite you to cross the generational divide with me this week and to practice reverential curiosity with an elder or young person in your life! Can't wait to hear what stories emerge! <3 #DignityInProcess #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter